Jim Yong Kim Heads for Second Term as World Bank President

تم نشره في Wed 28 September / Sep 2016. 12:00 AM
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WASHINGTON — Executive Directors of the World Bank Wednesday announced the reappointment of Jim Yong Kim to a second five-year term as President of the World Bank Group, starting July 1, 2017. Executive Directors cited the achievements of Bank Group staff and management during Kim's first four years in office, and recognized his leadership and vision.

No other candidates have emerged during three-week nomination process, the bank said.

The 56 years medical doctor and anthropologist became the 12th President of the World Bank on July 1, 2012, before this post, he served as President of the famous US academic institution Dartmouth College.

Established in 1944, the World Bank Group with headquarters in Washington, D.C, has today more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide. The bank aims to provides loans to developing countries around the world for capital programs.

The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries.