who will be next World Bank President What will they do


A new candidate: insider tip. Worldbankpresident.org has received the following from an insider who wants to remain anonymous.

"There is one other candidate you have omitted - Elaine Chao. My source for this is Wolfensohn himself.

"When I had lunch with him a while ago, I asked him about likely candidates and stressed the need to have a woman president. He suggested Carla Hills and Elaine Chao."

Elaine Chao is currently Labor Secretary. First appointed in 2001 (and now confirmed for the second term), she was the first Asian-American woman to become a US Cabinet member. Her previous experience includes directing the Peace Corps.

The fact that Chao is married to influential Republican senator Mitch McConnell would enable her to pursue World Bank business on the hill more easily than some of her predecessors.

We are keen to hear more from Washington insiders on the selection process. Keep those e-mails coming to contact@worldbankpresident.org (set up a new free webmail account if needed).

Alex Wilks ~ January 11, 2005

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