Obama Nominates US-Korean Jim Yong Kim As New Head Of The World Bank

Obama Nominates US-Korean Jim Yong Kim As New Head Of The World Bank

Hanover : NH : USA | Mar 24, 2012 at 5:11 AM PDT
Views: Pending
jim yong kim

President Barack Obama has revealed his nomination for the new head of the World Bank in the person of Korean-born American academic called Jim Yong Kim, BBC said.

Dr Kim is currently president of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, one of America's top-tier Ivy League Schools, where he was appointed in 2009.

For several years he served as the director of the department of HIV/Aids at the World Health Organization providing anti-retroviral medication to three million HIV/Aids patients in the developing world, an important role that seemed to have played a part in his nomination.

But aside from his achievements and education, earning a Harvard medical doctorate in 1991 and PhD in Anthropology in 1993, he also possessed an amazing talent in entertainment.

During an ‘idol’ competition at the college last year, Dr Kim surprised everyone when he emerged onstage wearing a studded white leather jacket and "robot" visor glasses, while rapping to the song ‘I've Had The Time of My Life’ from the film Dirty Dancing.

When he joined Darmouth he said he wanted "to be more effective at making the world a better place".


1 of 17
President Barack Obama nominates Korean born American academic Jim Yong Kim, who is not only the favorite for the top job because of his achievement, but also because he 'wants to be effective at making the world a better place.'
dunite is based in Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear

News Stories






More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.