Jim Yong Kim Selected as Next World Bank President

16 April 2012: The World Bank Board of Executive Directors selected Jim Yong Kim, a US national and recognized health and development expert, as President of the Bank for a five-year term, beginning on 1 July 2012.

Jim Yong Kim is currently President of Dartmouth College and is a co-founder of Partners in Health (PIH) as well as a former director of the Department of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organization (WHO). In the past, Dr. Kim held professorships at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health and was director of the François Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health. [World Bank Press Release]