World Bank: Obama nominates US-Korean to be new head
24 March 2012 Last updated at 01:06 GMT
Barack Obama has revealed his nomination for the new head of the World Bank.
He is a Korean-born American academic called Jim Yong Kim, who would bring experience in global health issues.
The nomination of the Dartmouth College president and development expert is a surprise as he was not mentioned as a contender over the past weeks.
He has also been spotted performing in college music videos for his college, as John McManus reports.