People: IMF appoints western hemisphere head

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Washington, DC: The International Monetary Fund has appointed a former Chilean finance minister as head of its western hemisphere department, it announced on February 28.

Rodrigo Valdés will take office on May 1. Valdés previously worked at the IMF as a deputy director in the same department between 2009 and 2011. He was then deputy director in the European department, between 2011 and 2013.

Valdés succeeds Ilan Goldfajn, who left the IMF to become president of the Inter-American Development

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