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The Institute extends its warmest congratulations to Ms. Georgieva on her re-election as IMF’s Managing Director

IMF Executive Board Selects Kristalina Georgieva to Serve a Second Term as Managing Director

Washington, DC: The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday selected Kristalina Georgieva to serve as IMF Managing Director for a second five-year term starting on October 1, 2024.


O. Weretelnik (Ph.D.), Director, Institute for public diplomacy;

"On behalf of the Institut de diplomatie publique and its members, I have the pleasure to extend to Ms. Kristalina Georgieva our sincere congratulations and best wishes on her re-election as Managing Director of the IMF for the second term.

I am confident that under her leadership, the existing cordial relations between the IMF and civil society will be further strengthened and enhanced".



Ms. Georgieva, a national of Bulgaria, has been the IMF’s Managing Director since 2019. Previously she served as Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank from January 2017. From February 1, 2019, to April 8, 2019, she was the Interim President for the World Bank Group. She previously served at the European Commission as Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, and as Vice President for Budget and Human Resources. Ms. Georgieva has a Ph.D. in Economic Science and a M.A. in Political Economy and Sociology from the University of National and World Economy in Bulgaria, where she also taught from 1977 to 1991.

"Because of her continued leadership of the IMF, I am convinced that the IMF will be committed to being inclusive and transparent in its work with civil society, and to listening to the people whom it affects" (O. Weretelnik)

Our best wishes to Ms. Georgieva for her well-being and continued success."

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