Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), unveiled new research on the financial services sector and its impact on income inequality at an event at the Peterson Institute for International Economics on January 17, 2020.
Georgieva was selected as managing director of the IMF on September 25, 2019. She assumed her position on October 1, 2019. Before joining the Fund, Georgieva was CEO of the World Bank from January 2017 to September 2019, during which time she also served as interim president of the World Bank Group for three months. Previously, she served as European Commission vice president for budget and human resources. Before that, she was commissioner for international cooperation, humanitarian aid and crisis response, managing one of the world’s largest humanitarian aid budgets.