President's Statement on World Bank and Paul Wolfowitz
|President George W. Bush today announced that he has directed U.S. Executive Director of the World Bank Robert B. Holland to recommend that the World Bank Board of Directors elect Paul Wolfowitz as the next president of the World Bank.|
Secretary Wolfowitz is currently the 28th Deputy Secretary of Defense, managing the largest U.S. government agency with over 1.3 million uniformed personnel and nearly 700,000 civilian employees around the world. Prior to joining the Administration, he served as Dean and Professor of International Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University
Under President Reagan, he was the U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, one of the largest developing countries in the world. Prior to his assignment overseas, Secretary Wolfowitz served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, where he was in charge of U.S. relations with more than twenty countries. He received his bachelor's degree from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
# # # For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary March 16, 2005
- Dr. Paul D. Wolfowitz, World Bank - The World Bank's Board has received a nomination from the United States for the Presidency of the Bank of Dr. Paul D. Wolfowitz, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense.