James Wolfensohn

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James Wolfensohn
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President of the World Bank Group
In office
1 June 1995 – 1 June 2005
Preceded byErnest Stern (Acting)
Succeeded byPaul Wolfowitz
Personal details
Born(1933-12-01)1 December 1933
Sydney, Australia
Died25 November 2020(2020-11-25) (aged 86)
New York City, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Sydney (BA, LLB)
Harvard University (MBA)
WebsiteOfficial website

James David Wolfensohn, KBE, AO (1 December 1933 – 25 November 2020) was an Australian-American lawyer, investment banker and economist. He was the ninth president of the World Bank Group from 1995 to 2005.[1]

Wolfensohn died in New York City on 25 November 2020 from pneumonia-related problems, aged 87.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Stutchbury, Michael (30 October 2010). "The man who inherited the Rothschild legend". The Australian. Australia. p. 11. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  2. Schneider, Howard (25 November 2020). "James D. Wolfensohn, who led World Bank through tumultuous decade, dies at 86". The Washington Post. Retrieved 25 November 2020.