Brazilian Ilan Goldfajn to be new IMF chief for Latin America

Goldfajn, a dual Brazilian-Israeli national, holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a master's degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian economist Ilan Goldfajn will be the new head of the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), director Kristalina Georgieva announced Monday.

Goldfajn, president of the Central Bank of Brazil between 2016 and 2019, where he focused on digitalization and new financial technologies, will take office next January 3, 2022.

Georgieva highlighted, in a statement, Goldfajn's 'impressive career' in public and private sectors and the 'high academic respect' for him.

'His proven track record as a central banker, communicator, as well as his deep knowledge as an international financial executive and his . . .

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