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Former NZ Treasury official, Graeme Wheeler, has been appointed one of two managing directors at the Washington DC based World Bank. Wheeler, along with former finance minister for El Salvador Juan Jose Daboub, was handpicked by World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz after a 5-month global search. He has been employed as Treasurer of the World Bank since 1997 and was recently made acting managing director. “Juan and Graeme are seasoned professionals with broad experience in managing complicated problems in large organizations,” said Wolfowitz in an official statement to the press. “Now they will apply their considerable strengths and talents to serve the World Bank’s noble mission.”

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