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Jim Yong Kim

World Bank Names Kim as New President

David is a Deputy News Editor specializing in coverage of science policy, energy and the environment.

The executive directors of the World Bank today named Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank. Kim's "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," outgoing President Robert B. Zoellick said in a statement following the announcement of Kim's appointment.

Kim will start his new job on 1 July, following a long career in public health and academia.

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