Closing of Nominations for President of World Bank
The World Bank – March 23, 2012
The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank confirmed today that, as announced on February 17, the period for submitting nominations for the position of the next President of the World Bank closed on Friday, March 23. The Board is pleased to announce that the following three nominees will be considered for the position:
- Jim Yong Kim, a US national and President of Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
- José Antonio Ocampo, a Colombian national and Professor at Columbia University, New York
- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian national and Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Nigeria
In accordance with the procedures previously announced, the Executive Directors will conduct formal interviews of the three candidates in Washington, D.C., during the following weeks, with the expectation of selecting the new President by consensus by the 2012 Spring Meetings.
This article originally appeared here.
More about Jose Antonio Ocampo’s Campaign for World Bank President
- Interview: Ocampo Sees His World Bank Bid as Necessary Challenge to U.S., Bloomberg.com
- Op-Ed: What Should the World Bank Do?, Project Syndicate
- Video: Ocampo speaks with the Center for Global Development and The Washington Post
- Joseph Stiglitz: America’s Perverse Control Over the World Bank, Economy Watch