Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, among TIME’s 100 Most Influential People, 2021

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala TIME cover

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala graces the cover of TIME Magazine for its "TIME’s 100 Most Influential People 2021" double issue, 27 September/4 October 2021.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala MCP ’78, PhD ’81, director-general of the World Trade Organization, was recently named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2021. “Okonjo-Iweala has shown us that to end the pandemic, we must work together to equip every nation with equitable vaccine access,” write Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. “[D]espite the challenges, she knows how to get things done — even between those who don’t always agree — and does so with grace and a smile that warms the coldest of rooms.”

MIT Daily, 1 October 2021

Timeline: 2020s
School: School of Architecture and Planning
Department: Urban Studies and Planning
Career: Government & LawHealth & Medicine
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