With a heading, World Bank President- runners and riders, the Guardian UK has listed a few names and comments on some contenders for the upcoming appointment (or race depending how one views it)
Ladbrokes has the following betting odds on these prospective nominees:
Ashraf Ghani (4/5 favourite at Ladbrokes)
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (5/2)
Robert Zoellick (7/2)
Robert Kimmitt (5-1)
Stanley Fischer (14/1)
Senator Richard Lugar (14/1)
John Bolton (16/1)
Tony Blair (25/1)
Donald Rumsfeld (100/1)
Personal note: Would have liked to see how Jim Leach or “Hank Paulson” would fare in that list and I don’t think that Rummy, Bolton or Blair should be up there. They carry way too much political baggage.
In this post, an American name has been proposed. Knowing, from past experience, about her “abilities” as an executive in a Telecomm company (other than where she was a CEO), I wouldn’t give her my vote of approval.