On 3 March 2016, the IMF Executive Board will announce who they have decided to lead the Fund for the next five years. Christine Lagarde has announced she will seek reappointment after completing her current term. In the next few weeks, the Board will accept nominations from country directors and governors.
Lagarde will probably keep the job, and this is a good thing for the IMF.
The IMF managing director is both chairperson of the Executive Board and head of IMF staff. The job is one of leadership requiring ‘managerial and diplomatic skills’ and being ‘an effective communicator’.
Lagarde has been a …read more