BB appoints new Chief Economist

Dhaka,  Tue,  26 September 2017
Published : 18 Apr 2017, 18:32:01 | Updated : 18 Apr 2017, 18:37:43

BB appoints new Chief Economist

BB appoints new Chief Economist
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Bangladesh Bank has appointed Dr. Faisal Ahmed as its new Chief Economist, says a press release. 

Ahmed has served as Senior Economic Adviser to the Governor of Bangladesh Bank since August 2015. 

Before joining Bangladesh Bank, he was the IMF resident representative in Cambodia during 2011-2015, served as a senior economist in the Asia and Pacific, Monetary and Capital Markets departments, and a core member of the emerging markets surveillance team at the IMF. 

He also led IMF missions on foreign exchange reserve management and debt market development. 

During his IMF career, he has worked on a wide range of economies in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, added the release.

Prior to joining the IMF in 2003, Ahmed was a visiting scholar at the US Federal Reserve Bank, an economist at the Central Bank of Turkey, and an actuary for four years for a global reinsurance company. 

He also taught at the University of Minnesota, the Royal School of Administration in Cambodia, and the South East Asian Central Banks Research and Training Centre. 

Ahmed holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Minnesota, an M.Fin. from Princeton University, and is a CFA Charterholder.

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