(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Ivanka Trump, the president’s eldest daughter and senior adviser, will play a role in helping to select the next head of the World Bank, the White House said Monday.
Ms. Trump, who had been rumored to be a contender for the position herself, will not be a candidate, a Trump administration official said. But she will assist the Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, and the acting White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, in choosing a successor to Jim Yong Kim, the current president of the World Bank who announced last week he would be stepping down.
Mr. Mnuchin called Ms. Trump last week and asked her if she would be involved, an administration official said.
Jessica Ditto, a White House spokeswoman, said Ms. Trump was asked because “she’s worked closely with the World Bank’s leadership for the past two years.”