Jim Yong Kim to become World Bank chief

Jim Yong Kim, the president of the US Dartmouth College, is set to become the next head of the World Bank.

23rd March, 2012
Jim Yong Kim to become World Bank chief
Jim Yong Kim

Jim Yong Kim, the president of the US Dartmouth College, is set to become the next head of the World Bank.

The World Bank lends €43 billion to developing nations to improve education and healthcare.

Kim, 52, a Seoul-born US citizen who emigrated with his parents from South Korea as a child, will succeed Robert Zoellick, a former US trade representative whose term ends in June.

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