The bank announced its timeline and procedures for selecting its next president in a statement Thursday, two days after current President Jim Yong Kim unexpectedly announced his retirement from the world's leading development-finance institution.
Other names being floated include Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs David Malpass and Mark Green, head of the US Agency for International Development, the newspaper reported.
They include a proven track record of leadership; experience of managing large organizations with worldwide exposure, and a familiarity with the public sector; the ability to articulate a clear vision of the World Bank Group's development mission; a firm commitment to and appreciation for multilateral cooperation; and effective and diplomatic communication skills, impartiality and objectivity in the performance of the responsibilities of the position.
The Treasury Department declined to comment on potential candidates. A Treasury department spokeswoman says it has received "a significant number of recommendations for good candidates" and was "beginning the internal review process" to make its selection.
'We are beginning the internal review process for a USA nominee, ' they said.
The member states of the World Bank, however, have to elect the nominated candidate, which is why most American presidents have chosen uncontroversial nominees.
The World Bank Group's executive directors have yet to settle on a candidate to replace the outgoing president, who will depart the development lending organisation in three weeks to join a New York-based investment firm.
The Trump administration, which has been wary of and even hostile toward Western-led global institutions like the World Bank, will now be tasked with submitting a recommendation to the bank's board.