From The Guardian
Since the 1940s, an American has run the World Bank and a European has been managing director of the International Monetary Fund. This gentleman’s agreement is now supposed to have ended and if Dominique-Strauss Kahn does leave the IMF, a number of non-Europeans are being touted for the job. Trevor Manuel, ex-finance minister of South Africa is mentioned, although India will make a strong case for S Sridhar, the head of the Central Bank of India who was being talked about at last week’s IMF meeting in Washington. An alternative would be Montek Ahluwalia, deputy chairman of India’s planning commission but knows the way the IMF works after being the first director of its Independent Evaluation Office.