"I may look low-key or (be) soft-spoken but that does not mean that I lack leadership or commitment." ~Incoming United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon
General Ban Ki-Moon told Reuters in his first interview after obtaining his appointment from the General Assembly. According to Ban, who beat six other candidates to earn the U.N. Security Council's nomination to succeed Kofi Annan, he can "take decisive decisions whenever it is necessary." He said he intends to travel extensively and will delegate day-to-day administration of the U.N. bureaucracy to a deputy. Although he refused to discuss any senior-level changes, he assured that his selections will deserve the positions.