"Executive Directors cited the achievements of Bank Group staff and management during Dr. Kim's first four years in office, and recognized his leadership and vision. Chairs acknowledged several accomplishments the institution has achieved during this time with strong Board support," the World Bank said in a statement.
Born in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, in 1959, Kim moved to the US with his family when he was 5 years old. Kim had served as the president of Dartmouth College since 2009 before becoming the World Bank chief. (Yonhap)