IMF chief economist Gopinath to replace Okamoto as no. 2 official

Gita Gopinath had plans to leave the IMF and return to Harvard University in January. But she decided to stay on in the wide-ranging policy role under IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva.

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Gita Gopinath (in pic)

New Delhi: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has named its chief economist Gita Gopinath to become its second-ranking official in the body. She will be replacing First Deputy Managing Director Geoffrey Okamoto who is retiring in 2022.

Gita Gopinath had plans to leave the IMF and return to Harvard University in January. But she decided to stay on in the wide-ranging policy role under IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva.

Announcing this, Kristalina Georgieva, IMF’s Managing Director said, “Both Geoffrey and Gita are tremendous colleagues. I am sad to see Geoffrey go but, at the same time, I am delighted that Gita has decided to stay and accept the new responsibility of being our FDMD,”

Gita Gopinath thanked IMF and wrote, “As the pandemic continues its grip on us, the work of the Fund has never been more critical and international cooperation never more important. I am very thankful to Kristalina and the Board for this opportunity. I look forward to collaborating closely with all the incredibly brilliant and committed colleagues at the Fund, working with whom has been an absolute privilege,”

She will acquire the new office and responsibilities in early 2022.  

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