Georgieva backs Antoinette Sayeh as IMF deputy managing director

Antoinette Sayeh
Antoinette Sayeh: director of the IMF’s Africa department from 2008-2016
IMF/Robert Giroux

International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva has proposed Antoinette Sayeh as a new deputy managing director, in an indication of the shake-up Georgieva is planning for the organisation’s senior leadership.

Sayeh, a Liberian economist, was director of the IMF’s Africa department from 2008-2016, and led a “major transformation” of the fund’s relationship with African member countries, Georgieva said.

“Antoinette demonstrates a rare combination of institutional leadership, deep

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