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PRESS RELEASE

Zoellick Congratulates Dr. Jim Yong Kim as New World Bank Group President

April 16, 2012




Washington, April 16, 2012 World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick today congratulated Dr. Jim Yong Kim for being chosen to become the 12th president of the development institution and offered his support in ensuring a successful handover for July 1.
 
“I am pleased to work with Jim Yong Kim during the transition. He is an impressive and accomplished individual. Jim has seen poverty and vulnerability first-hand, through his impressive work in developing countries. His innovations in health-care have helped to save numerous lives. As President at Dartmouth College, Jim has had to take tough managerial and financial decisions while running a large, multidisciplinary organization. His rigorous, science-based drive for results will be invaluable for the World Bank Group as it modernizes to better serve client countries in overcoming poverty.”

Media Contacts
In Washington
David Theis
Tel : (202) 458-8626
dtheis@worldbank.org
Natalia Cieslik
Tel : (202) 458-9369
ncieslik@worldbank.org

PRESS RELEASE NO:
2012/396/EXT

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