Current World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim is the only candidate that has been nominated as the bank’s next leader, the World Bank announced on Wednesday Sep 14, paving the way for him to serve a second term.
As announced on Aug 23, the period for submitting nominations for the top position of the World Bank Group closed at 6 pm EDT (2200 GMT) Wednesday evening, China’s Xinhua news agency reported as the World Bank said in a statement.
In accordance with the procedures previously announced, the executive directors of the World Bank will meet with Kim in Washington, D.C., “with the expectation of completing the selection process by the 2016 Annual Meetings” in October, the bank said.
Kim became the 12th president of the World Bank on July 1, 2012 and his current term expires on June 30, 2017. Before this post, he served as president of the famous US academic institution Dartmouth College.