CS Amina Mohamed fails to advance to final WTO leadership round


Sports CS Amina Mohamed has missed the cut to the final round of the race to lead the World Trade Organization.

She and two others — Liam Fox (United Kingdom) and Mohammad Maziad Al-Tuwaijri (Saudi Arabia) are reported to have failed to secure enough support.

According to Bloomberg News, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Nigeria) and Yoo Myung-hee (South Korea) are now the only two candidates left to fight it out in the final round.

The two finalists are to be officially announced on Thursday morning in Geneva.

“By advancing two women to the final round of the selection process, the WTO will likely have the first female director general in its 25-year history,” said the report from Bloomberg News.

The new WTO boss will be announced by December this year.

The latest development comes two days after the East African Community (EAC) had endorsed Kenya’s Amina Mohamed to boost her bid.

Reports indicated that President Paul Kagame who chairs the EAC had requested for her endorsement.

The vacancy for the top WTO position arose following Roberto Azevedo’s decision to step down in August this year.

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