IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva appoints Dominique Desruelle as Director of the Institute for Capacity Development

Washington, DC: Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), today announced her intention to appoint Dominique Desruelle as Director of the Institute for Capacity Development (ICD). Mr. Desruelle, currently chief of staff in the office of the managing director, will succeed Sharmini Coorey, whose retirement from the IMF was announced on September 13, 2021. He is expected to take office on January 24, 2022.

Mr. Desruelle, a French national, began his staff career in 1995 as an economist in the Strategy, Policy and Review Department. Over the past 27 years, he has held several senior positions at the IMF, including as Deputy Director of the DCI from May 2012 to January 2017 and Deputy Director of the Africa Department from January 2017 to July 2020. He has acquired a Extensive leadership experience in multiple departments including Africa, Europe and Western Hemisphere departments, serving as Senior Reviewer, Head of Mission and Office Economist for a wide range of countries.

“Dominique has the wealth of knowledge, intellectual leadership and sound judgment acquired during her impressive career at the IMF,” said Georgieva. “More recently, as Chief of Staff in my office, his proven superior managerial and organizational skills immediately came to the fore, helping the management team and the institution through one of the periods the most difficult in our history. He is highly respected throughout the institution and by our member countries ”.

Mr. Desruelle has also led work in key policy areas, such as Fund oversight and lending operations design, sovereign debt, engagement with fragile states and digitization. As part of his experiences, he was instrumental in setting up and overseeing the Knowledge Management Unit. He will use his tremendous experience, innovative thinking and strong people management skills to further improve ICD’s strategy and operations, which he helped shape during his tenure as Deputy Director. Indeed, in this post, he played a key role in modernizing the IMF’s CR strategy, helping the IMF prioritize its capacity building work and integrate it more effectively into our surveillance and lending.

“As a director, he will have the opportunity to continue to build on the work already underway in the main areas of intervention of the department: governance of capacity development, external delivery of capacity development, fundraising and partnerships, and internal training in economics, ”said Georgieva. . “I have no doubt that his vast experience will be of use to all of us in improving the IMF’s work on capacity development. “

Prior to joining IMF staff, Mr. Desruelle worked for two years as an advisor to the IMF’s executive director for France. He previously taught at the University of Quebec at Montreal and at the University of Montreal. He has a doctorate. in economics from Princeton University, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Ecole Centrale de Paris.

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