World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announces resignation

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announces resignation
10/01/2019 , by , in INTERNATIONAL

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced Monday he would step down next month, more than three years before his current term was due to expire.

“It has been a great honor to serve as president of this remarkable institution, full of passionate individuals dedicated to the mission of ending extreme poverty in our lifetime,” Kim said in a statement.

Kim, who took over leadership of the global lender in 2012, is to join an as-yet unnamed firm focusing on investments in developing countries.

World Bank CEO KristalinaGeorgieva will serve as interim president upon Kim’s February 1 departure, the bank said in a statement.

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