Jim Yong Kim is a Partner, Vice Chairman and GIP Emerging Markets Chairman, having joined GIP in 2019. He is based in New York.
From July 2012 to February 2019, Dr. Kim served as the 12th President of the World Bank Group. During Dr. Kim’s tenure, the World Bank Group supported the development priorities of countries at levels never seen outside of a financial crisis. A physician and anthropologist, Dr. Kim’s career has revolved around health, education, and improving the lives of the poor. Before joining the World Bank Group, he served as the President of Dartmouth College and held professorships at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. From 2003 to 2005, Dr. Kim served as Director of the World Health Organization’s HIV/AIDS department. He led WHO’s “3 by 5” initiative, the first-ever global goal for AIDS treatment, which greatly expanded access to antiretroviral medication in developing countries. In 1987, Dr. Kim co-founded Partners In Health, a non-profit medical organization that now works in poor communities on four continents.
Dr. Kim graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in human biology, and received an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and a PhD in Anthropology at Harvard University.