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Lebanon Nominates Public-Private Partnership Expert Ziad Hayek For World Bank President

Devex: Lebanon nominates Ziad Hayek for World Bank president
“Lebanon’s minister of finance on Monday nominated Ziad Hayek, an expert on public-private partnerships and former investment banker, to be the next World Bank president. Hayek is the second person to have publicly entered the race, and the only known challenger so far to Trump administration nominee David Malpass…” (Igoe, 2/19).

Reuters: Lebanon nominates challenger to Trump’s choice to lead World Bank
“…[Hayek] is challenging Trump’s nomination of David Malpass, U.S. Treasury undersecretary for international affairs. Malpass has met a tepid response from some World Bank board members due to his status as a Trump loyalist who has criticized the bank and multilateral institutions in the past. Hayek’s entry into the race could draw other candidates into a contest expected to be decided before World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings in April…” (Lawder, 2/19).