New World Bank chief: key things to know

US/Korean doctor and antrhopologist Jim Yong Kim is the new head of the World Bank: here's what you need to know about him

17th April, 2012
New World Bank chief: key things to know
Jim Yong Kim

US/Korean doctor and anthropologist Jim Yong Kim is the new head of the World Bank: here's what you need to know about him:

**He's the first World Bank president** to come from a developing economy: Kim grew up in the US but was born in Korea.

**He's also the first doctor to hold this role:** Kim is a respected global health expert; a Harvard graduate who is also an anthropologist by training.

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