who will be next World Bank President What will they do


Unsettling times for Wolfowitz allies at the Bank. Worldbankpresident.org readers will be very clear that the problems at the institution spread far beyond Paul Wolfowitz and Shaha Riza. The World Bank president has managed to get rid of half of the senior managers who were there two years ago and install a set of people with worrying political connections and uncertain competence. There are signs that several of them are understandably worrying that if their big boss goes they'll have to follow. Notably Susanne Folsom and Robin Cleveland.

An eloquent correspondent sent me the below.

Cleveland brown-nose
And, though not confirmed, Robin Cleveland has apparently moved out of her office next to Paul Wolfowitz's (and between his and Daboub's) to a nearby, smaller one. Perhaps this is part of the reorganization of his office Paul promised but that was implicitly seen by the VPs as 'not enough and too late'. Her room number is said to no longer be on the Bank's electronic directory, with its very cool "Bankquest" feature that puts a star on the location in the labyrinth of Bank corridors. How will people summoned to be yelled at and cursed find their way, particularly since q473-2179 won't necessarily work if you have to call to get directions?

Thanks for this, please keep them coming. For our previous posts on the characters mentioned here just use this site's search feature.

A story on Susanne Folsom originally posted above has been removed following a strong e-mail received from INT and until we get further information.

Alex Wilks ~ April 27, 2007

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