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Times 100 names Okonjo-Iweala as one of its 2021 World’s Most Influential People

TIME100 franchise that recognizes 100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future of entertainment, health, politics, business and more, has named Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General (DG) of the World Trade Organization (WTO), as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

According to Time’s Editor-in-Chief and CEO, Edward Felsenthal, the magazine chooses its most influential people by looking for “extraordinary leaders” who strive to make a better future.

“They are disrupters, fixers, doers, iconoclasts, problem solvers, people who in a year of crisis have leaped into the fray,” Felsenthal wrote in the magazine.

Commenting on her win, Okonjo-Iweala said it’s a privilege to be on the cover of Time Magazine.

Her social media post read: “Honored and privileged to be on the cover of Time Magazine and to be recognized as one of the world’s Most Influential leaders! Profound thanks to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for their kind words. All Glory to God.”

Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, wrote in the post accompanying Okonjo-Iweala’s selection: “What will it take to vaccinate the world? Unity, cooperation and leaders like Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.”

Other Nigerian activists, advocates and philanthropists fighting for equality and justice on the list are: #EndSARS activists Feyikemi Abudu, Odunayo Eweniyi, and Damilola Odufuwa.

Source: Time100

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