IMF appoints Okonjo-Iweala External Advisory Group Member

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Ms Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) has appointed Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as a member of the External Advisory Group.

Okonjo-Iweala will be joining other prominent members around the globe to provide insights and expertise that will help the group to serve its purpose.

This was contained in a statement signed by Ms Georgieva.

It reads: “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,” 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.”

Members of the group were listed as:

  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former finance minister of Nigeria

 

  • Tharman Shanmugaratnam, senior minister of Singapore and chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore

 

  • Kristin Forbes, professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

  • Kevin Rudd, former prime minister of Australia

 

  • Mark Malloch Brown, former United Nations deputy secretary-general

 

  • Feike Sijbesima, honorary chair, DSM and former CEO, Royal DSM

 

  • Raghuram Rajan, professor at University of Chicago

 

  • Ana Botín, group executive chairman of Santander

 

  • Carmen Reinhart, professor at Harvard University

 

  • Mohamed A. El-Erian, chief economic adviser of Allianz

 

  • Scott Minerd, Chief investment officer of Guggenheim Investments

 

  • Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, Chair of Action Aid International

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