US President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter and senior advisor Ivanka will help the US to pick the new World Bank president, the White House has said, dismissing media reports that she herself is a key contender for the top position.
World Bank’s current president Jim Yong Kim announced last week that he will step down next month, triggering speculation about his replacement.
The Financial Times reported recently that former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley in addition to Ivanka were the possible candidates for the top job.
However, the White House refuted media reports that the daughter of the US President herself was under consideration for the bank’s presidency.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has asked Ivanka to “help manage the US nomination process as she’s worked closely with the World Bank’s leadership for the past two years – however, reports that she is under consideration are false,” White House Deputy Director of Communication Jessica Ditto said