UN Women received a new head Wednesday—Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, former deputy president of South Africa. She is taking over as the organization's chief from Michelle Bachelet, who resigned in March to run for another term as Chilean president. A spokesman said Mlambo-Ngcuka will bring "a wealth of experience," "consensus building," and "hands-on management experience." Before entering the political sphere, she was the first president of the Natal Organisation of Women and later served in political positions in the South African government.
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka of South Africa is taking over from Chile's Michelle Bachelet.