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Andrea Schaechter to be replaced by Reza Baqir as head of IMF mission to Romania

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has appointed Reza Baqir as its mission chief for Romania; he replaces Andrea Schaechter, the IMF resident representative for Romania and Bulgaria Guillermo Tolosa announced today.

2016-01-11 12:18:25

Ms. Schaecheter term ended after two and a half years, in accordance with IMF′s rotation policy. Mr. Reza, a Pakistani, will pay a visit to Bucharest on January 12-15, Tolosa mentioned in a release to Agerpres.

Reza Baqir work for the IMF goes back 15 years; he has been head of the Debt Policy Division of IMF Strategy, Policy and Review Department for four years, before joining the Fund Department for Europe; he has contributed to the tax and debt policies during the crisis in Cyprus, Ghana, Greece, Jamaica, Portugal, Ukraine, etc. He has represented the IMF at the Paris Club meetings for several years.

His resume includes graduation from Harvard University, a PhD in economy at the Berkeley University of California, and work with the World Bank, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Union Bank of Switzerland.

"Mr. Reza Baqir has been appointed as the new mission chief for Romania and will visit Bucharest during January 12-15 to be introduced to the authorities. He replaces Andrea Schaechter who has ended her assignment after two and a half years, as per usual IMF career rotation policies."

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