Devex Profiles New World Bank Group President David Malpass, Priorities For Organization

Devex: In World Bank debut, David Malpass looks to win over staff and critics
“David Malpass makes his debut as the 13th president of the World Bank on Tuesday. After an appointment process some observers described as ‘farcical,’ ‘flawed,’ and a ‘mockery,’ World Bank staffers are nonetheless prepared to move forward under Malpass’ leadership — assuming he clears up a few things early on in his tenure. As he made the rounds to meet with World Bank shareholders and secure their support for his appointment, Malpass also sought to win the hearts and minds of his future employees. Last month, the candidate met with the World Bank’s staff association to hear their concerns and share his vision for the future of the institution…” (Igoe/Edwards, 4/9).