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US Nominates Jim Yong Kim for Second Term as World Bank President

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Jim Yong Kim

The United States has nominated current World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to continue his role into a second term.

The Treasury Department said Thursday Kim worked for more than 20 years to help improve the lives of under-served populations across the globe as co-founder of the Partners in Health non-profit organization and former director of the World Health Organization’s HIV/AIDS department.

He was the president of Dartmouth college prior to his appointment at the World Bank, where he founded the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science institute for health care delivery development.

Kim has received the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship award and was featured on  America’s 25 Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report in 2005 and TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World for 2006 in recognition to his work.

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