Nigeria’s former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is proposed to become the new director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), a WTO official announced on Wednesday.

Her official appointment needs to be approved by consensus at a formal meeting of the WTO general council on Nov. 9. Upon approval, she will become the first woman to lead the Geneva-based organization.

Since early October, Okonjo-Iweala had been facing off against the other female candidate, South Korea’s Minister for Trade Yoo Myung-hee, in the final round of race to become the new director-general of WTO.

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