Obama Names Nominees for USAID, IMF Posts

U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated Ariel Pablos-Méndez as assistant administrator for global health at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Pablos-Méndez is currently the managing director of the Rockefeller Foundation. There, he directs the organization’s global health strategy, which focuses on transforming health systems in Africa and Asia. He is also a professor of clinical medicine and epidemiology at Columbia University in New York.

Obama has also nominated U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke for another five-year term as U.S. alternate governor of the International Monetary Fund.

The IMF board of governors is the highest decision-making body of the international lending institution. It includes one governor and one alternate governor for every IMF member country. The governor is usually the finance minister or the central bank governor of the member country.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is the U.S. governor for IMF.

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