Standard Chartered welcomes appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director-General of the World Trade Organization

London – Standard Chartered (the Group) has welcomed the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, an independent non-executive director of the Group since 2017, as the new Director-General of the World Trade Organization.

Speaking on behalf of the Group, Chairman José Viñals said: “Ngozi has made valuable contributions to the Board over the past three years and we’ve been very fortunate to have the benefit of her extensive experience in development economics, sustainable finance and governance. As a bank dedicated to promoting global trade, we hope and believe she will achieve great things at the WTO and wish her all the best in her new role.”

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