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List of World Bank Presidents

NameDatesNationalityBackground
Eugene Meyer1946–1946 United StatesNewspaper publisher
John J. McCloy1947–1949 United StatesLawyer and US Assistant Secretary of War
Eugene R. Black, Sr.1949–1963 United StatesBank executive with Chase and executive director with the World Bank
George Woods1963–1968 United StatesBank executive with First Boston Corporation
Robert McNamara1968–1981 United StatesUS Defense Secretary, business executive with Ford Motor Company
Alden W. Clausen1981–1986 United StatesLawyer, bank executive with Bank of America
Barber Conable1986–1991 United StatesNew York State Senator and US Congressman
Lewis T. Preston1991–1995 United StatesBank executive with J.P. Morgan
Sir James Wolfensohn1995–2005 United States,
 Australia
Corporate lawyer and banker
Paul Wolfowitz2005–2007 United StatesVarious cabinet and government positions; US Ambassador to Indonesia, US Deputy Secretary of Defense
Robert Zoellick2007–2012 United StatesBank executive with Goldman Sachs, Deputy Secretary of State and US Trade Representative
Jim Yong Kim2012–present Korea Republic,
 United States
Korean-American physician and anthropologist, co-founder of Partners in Health and 17th President of Dartmouth College. Elected on 16 April 2012.



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