Jim Yong Kim


World Bank Group


Jim Yong Kim comes to the World Bank after serving as President of Dartmouth College, a pre-eminent centre of higher education that consistently ranks among the top academic institutions in the United States. Dr. Kim is a co-founder of Partners In Health, and a former director of the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization. Before assuming the Dartmouth presidency, Dr. Kim held professorships and chaired departments at the Harvard Medical School, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. He also served as Director of Harvard’s François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights. Dr. Kim graduated with an A.B. magna cum laude from Brown University in 1982. He earned a Master’s degree from Harvard Medical School in 1991 and a PhD in anthropology from Harvard University in 1993.


  • President

    World Bank Group