Jim Yong Kim

Korean-American physician and anthropologist, 12th President of the World Bank

Jim Yong Kim (Hangul: 짐용김; born December 8, 1959), also known as Kim Yong (Hangul: 김용/金墉), is a Korean-American physician and anthropologist. He was born in Seoul. He was the 12th President of the World Bank from 2012 to 2019.

Kim during the WEF 2013

On January 7, 2019, he announced that he would be stepping down and left office a month later on February 1.[1]


  1. BBC. "Jim Yong Kim steps down as President of World Bank". bbc.com.