Economist Gita Gopinath to become IMF’s first deputy managing director

Chief economist of the IMF Gita Gopinath to take over second highest position in the organization.

Economist Gita Gopinath to become IMF’s first deputy managing director
Gita Gopinath, the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund. Source: Harvard.edu

Indian-American Gita Gopinath, the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is set to take over the second highest position after that of the managing director at the global lending agency. She will be replacing the current First Deputy Managing Director (FDMD) of the IMF Geoffrey Okamoto at the beginning of next year.

This is the first time in the history of the IMF that two woman are holding the top leadership positions in the organization. Ms. Gopinath, who hailed from Mysore in South India, had also made history three years ago by becoming the first female chief economist at the International Monetary Fund.