Ottawa, March 23, 2012
2012-031

Archived - Minister Flaherty Supports Nomination of Jim Yong Kim for World Bank President

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The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, has joined the United States in supporting the nomination of Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank.

“Mr. Kim is a distinguished figure in global health and development, noted for his innovative work fighting the spread of AIDS and tuberculosis in developing countries,” said Minister Flaherty. “We believe he is a strong candidate to lead the World Bank.”

The World Bank Group’s Executive Board of Directors will select its next President in April in a process that Minister Flaherty expects “will be conducted in a manner that is open, transparent and merit-based.” 

Last month, World Bank President Robert Zoellick announced that he would be stepping down on
June 30, 2012.

For further information, media may contact:

Mary Ann Dewey-Plante
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Finance
613-996-7861

Jack Aubry
Media Relations
Department of Finance
613-996-8080

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