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U.S. nominee Jim Yong Kim chosen to lead World Bank

The World Bank chose Korean-American physician Jim Yong Kim as its next chief Monday in a decision that surprised few despite the first-ever challenge to the US lock on the Bank’s presidency. The Bank’s directors chose Kim, a 52 year old US health expert and educator, over Nigerian Finance Minister…

World Bank nominee raps, dreamed of being a star quarterback

Singing rap, citing Buddhist teachings, and once dreaming of being a sports star, the likely next head of the World Bank may not be widely known — but he’s no faceless bureaucrat. Korean-born Jim Yong Kim is the president of Ivy League Dartmouth College, a medical doctor and, above all,…

U.S. backs Dartmouth College president for World Bank chief

The United States is nominating the president of Dartmouth College, Korean-born Jim Yong Kim, to head the World Bank, a US official said Friday. The successful candidate in the race will succeed World Bank president Robert Zoellick, who announced in February he was stepping down at the end of his…

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