Obama picks Dartmouth Kim to head WB:official
Updated: 2012-03-23 23:16
WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama will nominate Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank, senior administration officials said on Friday.
Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim and his wife Younsook Lim arrive at a state dinner in honor of the state visit of South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak at the White House in Washington in this October 13, 2011 file photo. [Photo/Agencies]
Kim is a Korean-American physician and a prominent figure in global health and social medicine.
He will succeed the outgoing Robert Zoellick, who plans to step down when his term expires at the end of June.
The White House said Obama would make an announcement at 10:00 eastern time.