Indian economist Gita Gopinath is appointed as the Chief of IMF( Indian Monetary Fund). Gita will succeed Maurice Obstfield after her retirement at the end of 2018.
Gita is currently the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University. She has also served as the economic advisor to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
The 46- year old is the co-director of the International Finance and Macroeconomics program at the National Bureau of Economic Research and co-editor at the American Economic Review.
Gita was born in Mysore, she pursued her Ph.D in Economics from Princeton University in 2001 after completing M.A from Delhi School of Economics and University of Washington. She is currently the citizen of United States.
“Gita is one of the world’s outstanding economists, with impeccable academic credentials, a proven track record of intellectual leadership, and extensive international experience,” said,Christine Lagarde, President, IMF .