Meet the new World Bank President – Jim Yong Kim

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Kim was President Obama’s nominee to head the bank – and he continues the streak of Americans who’ve headed up the World Bank every year since it was formed 68 years ago. The decision to choose another American for the top spot didn’t sit well among other nations that believe the United States has an unfair stranglehold on the position.

But Kim is not like past world bank presidents – for one, he’s not a banker. As a doctor who’s devoted his life to medicine – including working to give AIDS treatment to 3 million people around the world – Kim may bring a new developmental perspective to the World Bank. Let’s hope so.

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