World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will visit Romania on May 9th – 10th, his first visit to the country since becoming president in July 2012.
During his visit, Kim will meet with government leaders, political and civil society representatives, and business representatives to discuss how the World Bank Group can best continue supporting Romania’s inclusive growth and shared prosperity. Meetings will focus on the challenges and opportunities facing Romania, an upper middle-income country, and the needed reforms in the European Union context.
Kim will be accompanied by Frank Heemskerk, Executive Director, Philippe Le Houérou, Europe and Central Asia Vice President, Mamta Murthi, Country Director, Elisabetta Capannelli, Country Manager, Thomasz Telma, International Finance Corporation Regional Director, Stefan Nanu, Alternate Executive Director, and Ana Maria Mihaescu, International Finance Corporation Chief Resident Representative.
There will be a brief press opportunity with Kim and Prime Minister Victor Ponta after their meeting on May 9th. Details regarding this event will be relayed to the members of the press by the Prime Minister's office.