IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva Appoints Alfred Kammer as Director of the European Department
July 15, 2020
Washington, DC –
Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary
Fund (IMF), announced today her intention to appoint Mr. Alfred Kammer as
Director of the European Department. Mr. Kammer succeeds Mr. Poul Thomsen,
whose retirement was announced previously [
]. He is expected to begin his work in this capacity on August 1, 2020.
“Alfred is an intellectual and strategic leader, with exceptional
institutional knowledge and extensive operational experience. His strategic
vision and deep understanding of Europe will be instrumental for the
department and the Fund as we seek to help the region during the recovery
phase of the crisis and beyond.” Ms. Georgieva stated.
Since joining the Fund in 1992 through the Economist Program, Mr. Kammer
has worked on a number of major policy issues and country assignments.
These include his work in support of the transition economies after the
fall of the Berlin Wall, including as resident representative in the
Russian Federation during the 1998 financial crisis. He led the work on the
international monetary system to strengthen the global financial safety net
and provided thought leadership to the Fund’s work related to the G20 and
G7. As the Director of the Office of Technical Assistance Management, Mr.
Kammer helped to transform the financing and management of the Fund’s
technical assistance work. He also served for six years in the Office of
the Managing Director—first as an Advisor to Deputy Managing Directors
Agustín Carstens and Murilo Portugal, and for the last three years as Chief
of Staff to the Managing Director, working closely with former Managing
Director Christine Lagarde and more recently with Ms. Georgieva.
A national of Germany, Mr. Kammer holds an undergraduate degree in
economics from the University of Würzburg, and postgraduate degrees from
the State University of New York at Albany, the Kiel Institute of World
Economics, and the University of Southern California.
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