Friday, 16 September 2016

Ethiopian named head of IMF's African department



The International Monetary Fund (IMF)
has appointed a new head for its
African department.

Ethiopian Abebe Aemro Selassie
succeeds Liberian Antoinette Sayeh in
the role and is expected to begin his
work in this capacity coming Monday,
September 19, 2016.
His appointment was announced in a
press release in which IMF boss
Christine Lagarde, spoke highly about
Abebe’s competence and the level of
experience he brings to the department
which the IMF values.
“ The IMF remains deeply
committed to serving our
members in Africa. Abe will
bring a unique blend of
extensive knowledge and
experience to his new
position as Director of the
African Department. ”
“The IMF remains deeply committed to
serving our members in Africa. Abe will
bring a unique blend of extensive
knowledge and experience to his new
position as Director of the African
Department,” Ms. Lagarde said.
“Abe brings a profound understanding
of the challenges facing Africa, having
worked closely with policymakers from
across the region for much of his
career.
‘‘Having had the opportunity to work
with Abe over the last five years, I
have been struck by his sound
judgement, integrity, and commitment
to teamwork,” she added.
Highlights of Abebe Aemro Selassie’s
career
He has worked in the private
sector, for government, and
the IMF.
He worked as the IMF’s
senior resident representative
in Uganda
Served as mission chief for
South Africa and led work on
the Regional Economic
Outlook
He also worked in various
roles on countries ranging
from Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana,
and Kenya, to Burkina Faso,
Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra
Leone.
Most recently, Mr. Selassie
oversaw the IMF’s effort to
assist the three Ebola-stricken
countries.
Before joining the IMF, Mr. Selassie
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.
He holds a B.A. in Economics from City
of London Polytechnic and a Masters
in Economic History from London
School of Economics.The International Monetary Fund (IMF)
has appointed a new head for its
African department.
Ethiopian Abebe Aemro Selassie
succeeds Liberian Antoinette Sayeh in
the role and is expected to begin his
work in this capacity coming Monday,
September 19, 2016.
His appointment was announced in a
press release in which IMF boss
Christine Lagarde, spoke highly about
Abebe’s competence and the level of
experience he brings to the department
which the IMF values.
“ The IMF remains deeply
committed to serving our
members in Africa. Abe will
bring a unique blend of
extensive knowledge and
experience to his new
position as Director of the
African Department. ”
“The IMF remains deeply committed to
serving our members in Africa. Abe will
bring a unique blend of extensive
knowledge and experience to his new
position as Director of the African
Department,” Ms. Lagarde said.
“Abe brings a profound understanding
of the challenges facing Africa, having
worked closely with policymakers from
across the region for much of his
career.
‘‘Having had the opportunity to work
with Abe over the last five years, I
have been struck by his sound
judgement, integrity, and commitment
to teamwork,” she added.
Highlights of Abebe Aemro Selassie’s
career
He has worked in the private
sector, for government, and
the IMF.
He worked as the IMF’s
senior resident representative
in Uganda
Served as mission chief for
South Africa and led work on
the Regional Economic
Outlook
He also worked in various
roles on countries ranging
from Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana,
and Kenya, to Burkina Faso,
Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra
Leone.
Most recently, Mr. Selassie
oversaw the IMF’s effort to
assist the three Ebola-stricken
countries.
Before joining the IMF, Mr. Selassie
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.
He holds a B.A. in Economics from City
of London Polytechnic and a Masters
in Economic History from London
School of Economics.