Obama reveals World Bank nomination

Press Association
President Obama with Jim Yong Kim
President Obama with Jim Yong Kim

US President Barack Obama has passed over better-known candidates and nominated global health expert and Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim, a Korean-born physician, to lead the World Bank.


It was a surprise pick aimed in part at fending off challenges from developing nations eager to end the US monopoly of the top job at the international institution.