Jim Yong Kim
Former President, World Bank Group
Jim Yong Kim is Vice Chairman and Partner at Global Infrastructure Partners, a fund that invests in infrastructure projects across several sectors around the world. From 2012 to 2019, Dr. Kim served as the 12th President of the World Bank Group, during which the organization established two goals to guide its work: to end extreme poverty by 2030 and to boost shared prosperity for the bottom 40% of the population in developing countries. During his tenure, the World Bank supported the development priorities of countries at levels not seen outside of a financial crisis.
A physician and anthropologist, his career has revolved around health, education, and improving the lives of the poor. Prior to World Bank, Dr. Kim served as the President of Dartmouth College and held professorships at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. He was also the Director of the World Health Organization’s HIV/AIDS department where he led WHO’s “3 by 5” initiative, the first-ever global goal for AIDS treatment, which greatly expanded access to antiretroviral medication in developing countries. In 1987, Dr. Kim co-founded Partners In Health, a non-profit medical organization that works in poor communities on four continents.
He received a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, was recognized as one of America’s “25 Best Leaders” by U.S. News & World Report, and was named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.”