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Saturday, April 06, 2019

World Bank Appoints David Malpass As New President

The Executive Directors of the World Bank, on Friday unanimously appointed David Malpass as President of the World Bank Group for a five-year term, beginning on Tuesday, April 9.

The World Bank in a press release published on its website, said the appointment followed a transparent nomination process where any national of the Bank’s membership could be proposed by any Executive Director or Governor.....

Malpass previously served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs for the U.S.
As Under Secretary, Malpass represented the United States in international settings, including the G-7 and G-20 Deputy Finance Ministerial, World Bank-IMF Spring and Annual Meetings of the World Bank.

He also played a role in several major World Bank Group reforms and initiatives.

He was also instrumental in advancing the Debt Transparency Initiative, adopted by the World Bank and IMF, to increase public disclosure of debt and thereby reducing the frequency and severity of debt crises.

Prior to becoming Under Secretary, Malpass was an international economist and founder of a macroeconomics research firm based in New York City.

Earlier in his career, Malpass served as the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Developing Nations and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American Economic Affairs.

In these roles, he focused on an array of economic, budget, and foreign policy issues, such as the U.S involvement in multilateral institutions, including the World Bank.

Malpass had served on the boards of the Council of the Americas, Economic Club of New York, and the National Committee on U.S–China Relations.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Colorado College and his MBA from the University of Denver.

He undertook advanced graduate work in international economics at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.


  1. I thought they will consider Mrs Ngozi Okonjo Iwuala

  2. God help me, coz ns ds kind job opportunities is my target, if not now later. I need to take this my B.Sc Economics further. Planning to enrol in London School of Economics and take it from there. God help me. Economics is a very hard course as it involves micro and macro Economics with statistics join. But in all i am proud to be an Economist.

  3. Is it true he is a friend of Donald Trump? In that case the world should get set... All of Trump's friends are people of questionable character.


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