February 16

Rockefeller Foundation Boss Favourite to Succeed David Malpass at World Bank

The head of the Rockefeller Foundation, Rajiv Shah, has emerged as the favourite to succeed David Malpass as head of the World Bank amid calls for the White House to lose its stranglehold on choosing who should run the global development body.

Shah, a doctor, health expert and former head of the US Agency for International Development, is one of the names hotly tipped to be the Joe Biden’s administration choice as a replacement for Malpass following his announcement that he would be leaving his post by June.

Photo courtesy of Overseas Development Institute.

Source: The Guardian (link opens in a new window)

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