Bank Note: World Bank Succession

With Paul Wolfowitz under rising pressure to resign as head of the World Bank, a new Washington parlor game has emerged: Who's the next top banker? Some names: former Afghan Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani, top right, who would be the first-ever non-U.S. bank chief; Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer (a U.S. citizen), middle; and former U.S. Trade Rep Robert Zoellick. One candidate from 2005, when Wolfowitz got the job, who hasn't gotten much traction this go-round: ex--HP CEO Carly Fiorina.

...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!