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 and where he bet 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 . . .

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