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IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva Creates External Advisory Group

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IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva Creates External Advisory Group

April 10, 2020

  • IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva names a group of prominent individuals to serve as her new External Advisory Group.
  • The eminent group from around the world draws on high-level policy, market, and private sector experience to provide insights to enhance the Fund’s ability to serve its membership.

Washington, DC –
Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
(IMF), today convened a new external advisory group to provide perspectives
from around the globe on key developments and policy issues, including
policy responses to the exceptional challenges the world now faces due to
the novel coronavirus and its economic impact.

“Even before the spread of Covid-19 and the dramatic health, economic, and
financial disruptions it has brought, IMF members confronted a rapidly
evolving world and complex policy issues,” Ms. Georgieva said. “To serve
our membership well in this context, we need top-notch input and expertise
from the widest range of sources, inside and outside the Fund.

“Toward this end, I am proud that an exceptional and diverse group of
eminent individuals with high-level policy, market, and private sector
experience has agreed to serve on my External Advisory Group. Today we had
a dynamic discussion to gain their insights, and to receive informal
reactions to our ideas and approaches,” she added.

The members of the Managing Director’s External Advisory Group are:

· Ms. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Finance Minister of Nigeria

· Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister of Singapore and Chairman of
the Monetary Authority of Singapore

· Ms. Kristin Forbes, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

· Mr. Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia

· Lord Mark Malloch Brown, former United Nations Deputy Secretary-General

· Mr. Feike Sijbesima, Honorary Chair, DSM, Former CEO, Royal DSM

· Mr. Raghuram Rajan, Professor, University of Chicago

· Ms. Ana Botín, Group Executive Chairman, Santander

· Ms. Carmen Reinhart, Professor, Harvard University

· Mr. Mohamed A. El-Erian, Chief Economic Adviser, Allianz

· Mr. Scott Minerd, Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Investments

· Ms. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, Chair of ActionAid International

The Managing Director’s External Advisory Group will meet a few times a
year with the IMF’s Managing Director, Deputy Managing Directors, and a
sub-set of IMF department Directors.

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