Johannes Witteveen, 1921–2019

Johan Witteveen

Johannes Witteveen, a former International Monetary Fund managing director and adviser to Central Banking, has died aged 97.

He headed the fund from 1973 to 1978, a period of great monetary instability and reform, as the Bretton Woods system began to fall apart. Later, he became a founding member of Central Banking’s advisory board.

Hendrikus Johannes ‘Johan’ Witteveen was born on June 12, 1921, in the province of Utrecht, in the Netherlands. He went to secondary school in Rotterdam, before

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