Ethiopian appointed as Director of IMF’s African Department

  • October 13, 2016

Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), appointed Abebe Aemro Selassie as Director of the IMF’s African Department. Mr. Selassie succeeds Antoinette Sayeh who retired from the post in August. Previously Abebe was Chief of the African Department’s Regional Studies Division.

He has worked in the private sector, the government, and the IMF. He has earlier worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit, specializing in sovereign credit risk issues, and then for the Ethiopian government as Principal Economist in the Office of the President.

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