The U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced that the United States is nominating Dr. Jim Yong Kim to be President of the World Bank for a second term.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew, said:
I am proud to announce that today the United States has nominated World Bank President Jim Kim for a second term.
President Kim has used his first term to focus the World Bank on effectively addressing today’s most pressing global development challenges in innovative ways, from ending extreme poverty and tackling inequality, to combating climate change. President Kim has also ably led responses to major crises, including battling the Ebola pandemic and addressing the refugee crisis. In addition, President Kim spearheaded needed reforms at the World Bank to better leverage knowledge within the Bank and enhance the use of the financial resources that shareholders provide. Re-electing President Kim will allow the World Bank to continue to build on these important initiatives and reforms.”
Jim Yong Kim, M.D., Ph.D., became the 12th President of the World Bank Group on July 1, 2012.
A physician and anthropologist, Dr. Kim has dedicated himself to international development for more than two decades, helping to improve the lives of under-served populations worldwide. Dr. Kim comes to the Bank after serving as President of Dartmouth College, a pre-eminent center of higher education that consistently ranks among the top academic institutions in the United States. Dr. Kim is a co-founder of Partners In Health (PIH) and a former director of the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization (WHO).