World Bank names Europeans to top posts

World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz named two Europeans to senior positions at the development lender on Friday 9 September.

"After informal discussion yesterday with the Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that I intend to appoint Vincenzo La Via as Chief Financial Officer for the World Bank and Lars H. Thunell as Executive Vice President of the International Finance Corporation. I am delighted that Lars and Vincenzo will be joining my senior management team to assist me in developi

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