Ivanka Trump, Haley in play for World Bank: report

Politics 1/11/2019, 9:43 PM
Ivanka Trump, Haley in play for World Bank: report

First daughter Ivanka Trump (pictured) was floated as a possible candidate for the president of the World Bank after Jim Yong Kim's unexpected departure, the Financial Times wrote on Friday without naming sources. Citing rumors inside the government, it added Nikki Haley to the potential pool. She was the United States ambassador to the United Nations until the end of last year.

The International Monetary Fund is usually run by a European, like Christine Lagarde, current managing director. The leading position in the World Bank is traditionally given to an American. The people with knowledge of the matter said David Malpass, under secretary of the Treasury for international affairs, is also being considered, together with Mark Green, administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Department of the Treasury is responsible for selecting the candidate.

The group of non-Americans vying for the job is said to include Nigeria's former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, but also Donald Kaberuka of Rwanda, who used to be at the helm of the African Development Bank, and Indonesian Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati.

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