In yesterday’s post, I indicated that press reports stated the Republic of Korea would nominate their Minister for Trade Yoo Myung-hee for the position of Director-General. The WTO received the nomination today, June 24, and Minister Yoo’s bio is available on the WTO webpage and is embedded below.bio_kor_e-1
Minister Yoo is the first Asian candidate in this cycle and the fifth candidate put forward by Members to date. Other candidates are from Mexico (Jesus Seade Kuri), Nigeria (Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala), Egypt (Hamid Mamdouh) and Moldova (Tudor Ulianovschi). The nominating window opened on June 8 and will close at the end of the day on July 8.