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In-depth interview with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Named one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2021 by the prestigious TIME Magazine, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). She was Minister of Foreign Affairs and then Minister of Finance in her native Nigeria, and has also served as Managing Director of the World Bank. Her current role makes her the most powerful African woman in the world, in a position that has, until now, only been held by men. How does she handle her new responsibilities? What are the main challenges of such a high-profile position, especially in political terms?


Friday 11 March


Espace Pitoëff - Théâtre

Soprano and UNHCR Lifetime Ambassador Barbara Hendricks is the patron of the evening.

French - English


Isabelle Gattiker General and artistic director of the FIFDH

Barbara Hendricks Singer and UNHCR Ambassador for life, first patron of the Festival together with Sergio Vieira de Mello


Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Moderated by

Christine Ockrent Journalist and writer, producer of the program Affaires étrangères, France Culture