Jim Wolfensohn, 1933–2020

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James Wolfensohn, who spent 10 years as managing director of the World Bank, died on November 25, at the age of 86.

Wolfensohn, better known as Jim, was the World Bank’s head from 1995 to 2005, and supported a number of important changes to the way it carried out its mission. He was born in Australia in 1933, and made his early career as a lawyer and business executive there.

Jim Wolfensohn

In the 1960s, he moved into banking with great success, working in the UK and US, becoming a director of

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