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Dr. Jim Yong Kim    

Former President of the World Bank, Korean-American Physician & Anthropologist

Jim Yong Kim, M.D., Ph.D., is a Korean-American physician and anthropologist who served as the 12th President of the World Bank from 2012 to 2019. On January 7, 2019, he announced that he would be stepping down, effective February 1, 2019.

As a global health leader, he was formerly the chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a co-founder and executive director of Partners In Health before serving as the President of Dartmouth College from 2009 to 2012, becoming the first Asian American president of an Ivy League institution.

Kim was named the world's 50th most powerful person by Forbes Magazine's List of The World's Most Powerful People in 2013.

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Readout of the Secretary-General's meeting with Dr. Jim Yong Kim ...

Lima, Peru, 10 October 2015. The Secretary-General met today in Lima with Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, on the occasion of the World ...

Ahead of UN conference, World Bank says 'climate-smart'

Without inclusive and climate-smart development, alongside efforts to rein in ... World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said today in a press release.

Remarks by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at the Announcement of the Transformative Carbon Asset Facility

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim Announcement of the Transformative Carbon Asset Facility...

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