World Bank hires senior adviser to president

US - The World Bank has appointed Yukio Yoshimura as senior advisor to the president of the World Bank Group, James Wolfensohn.

Yoshimura will provide input to the president in strengthening the partnership between the bank and Japan, communications with multilateral development banks, in particular the Asian Development Bank, as well as collaboration with the IMF.

Yoshimura was executive director of the IMF for four years before he accepted his new assignment.

His career with the Japanese ministry

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