IMF's Rato names Director of External Relations

Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director of the IMF, on Wednesday 25 January informed the 24-member Executive Board of his intention to name Mr. Masood Ahmed as Director of the IMF's External Relations Department.

Mr. Ahmed will succeed Mr. Thomas C. Dawson on May 1, 2006. Mr. Dawson will retire on April 30, after serving as the IMF's External Relations Director for six years (see Press Release No. 99/22).

The External Relations Department is the Fund's strategic center for public communication. It d

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