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Closing of Nominations for President of World Bank

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News Release No:2012/346/SEC

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2012 - The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank confirmed today that, as announced on February 17, the period for submitting nominations for the position of the next President of the World Bank closed on Friday, March 23. The Board is pleased to announce that the following three nominees will be considered for the position:


Jim Yong Kim, a US national and President of Dartmouth College, New Hampshire


José Antonio Ocampo, a Colombian national and Professor at Columbia University, New York


Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian national and Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Nigeria


In accordance with the procedures previously announced, the Executive Directors will conduct formal interviews of the three candidates in Washington, D.C., during the following weeks, with the expectation of selecting the new President by consensus by the 2012 Spring Meetings.




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