By Valerie Volcovici, Andrea Shalal and David Lawder
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – David Malpass, president of the World Bank, unexpectedly said he would resign in June on Wednesday, leaving open a job that oversees billions of dollars of funding and has a direct impact on poverty, climate change preparation, emergency aid and other issues in developing countries around the globe.
The bank has historically been headed by someone from the United States, the bank’s largest shareholder, while a European heads the International Monetary Fund, but developing countries and emerging markets are pushing to widen those choices.
According to the bank’s 2021 annual report, Malpass earned $525,000 in annual net salary that year, and the bank made more than $340,000 in annual contributions to a pension plan and other benefits.
Here are names being floated by U.S. officials, climate change experts, and global development peers as possible…