Highest Ranking Korean Appointed as World Bank Director

D-Bo , Feb. 12, 2014, 3:23 p.m.


A Korean Citizen has just become the highest-ranking Korean at the World Bank. Soo Jae-hyang, age 52, has just been appointed from her position of Water and Sanitation Program manager, to director of Concessional Finance and Global Partnerships.

Two previous Koreans have served as directors at the World Bank, but neither were from the rank and file of the bank.

President Jim Yong Kim of World Bank holds United States citizenship, but Jae-hyang on the other hand is still a national of Korea. She was born and raised and Seoul, and then moved to the United States to begin high school. So has earned a bachelor’s degree in economics, and obtained an MBA from Stanford University.

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