IIF Statement on Nomination of Ajay Banga as Next World Bank President

February 27, 2023

Today, Tim Adams, President and CEO of the Institute of International Finance (IIF), issued the following statement in response to Ajay Banga’s nomination to become the next president of the World Bank:

“Ajay Banga is a seasoned leader who will bring decades of experience in finance and international development to the World Bank. We welcome his nomination. Today, developing economies face an unprecedented confluence of threats -- from climate change, to tightening financial conditions, to rising levels of poverty due to the COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical tension. The global private sector plays an important role in mobilizing the capital needed to address these challenges. Mr. Banga is experienced in building successful public-private partnerships to promote prosperity and sustainable economic growth.”


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