2023 Annual Meetings Speakers


Kristalina Georgieva

Managing Director, IMF

Ajay Banga

World Bank Group

Gita Gopinath

First Deputy Managing Director, IMF

Bo Li

Deputy Managing Director, IMF

Antoinette Sayeh
Deputy Managing Director, IMF

Kenji Okamura
Deputy Managing Director, IMF
Nadia Fettah
Minister of Economy and FinanceMorocco

Pablo Hemandex de Cos

Governor of the Bank of Spain


Ghita Mezzour

Minister in charge of Digital Transition and Administration Reform, Morocco

Sir Dany Alexander

Vice President for Policy and Strategy

Mohammed Al-Jadaan

Minister of Finance, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Situmbeko Musokotwane

Minister of Finance and National Planning for the Republic of Zambia


Jihad Azour

Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department

Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari

Minister of Finance, Qatar


Shaktikanta Das

Governor of the Reserve Bank of India

Nigel Clarke

Minister of Finance and Public Service of Jamaica


Sheku A. F. Bangura

Minister of Finance

Sierra Leone

Masood Ahmed

President of the Center for Global Development


Buah Saidy
Governor, Central Bank of The Gambia

Dr. Ibrahim Stevens
Acting Governor, Bank of Sierra Leone


Luc Bagur

Director for Sustainable Development Policy and Coordination, DG for International Partnerships

European Commission

Ravi Agrawal

Editor in chief

Foreign Policy

Moses Dinekere Pelaelo
Governor of the Bank of Botswana

Abebe Aemro Selassie
Director of the African Department


Suleimane Seidi

Minister of Economy and Finance of Guinea Bissau

Joselito R. Basilio

Undersecretary, Department of Budget and Management, Philippines

Nogui Acosta Jaén

Minister of Finance, Costa Rica

Hekuran Murati

Minister of Finance, Kosovo


Njuguna Ndung’u

Cabinet Secretary of National Treasury & Economic Planning, Kenya

Rania Al Mashat

Minister of International Cooperation

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala
Director General World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Christine Lagarde
President of the European Central Bank


Andrea Shalal

Reports on the White House, global trade, and economics

Marco Buti

Chief of Staff, Commissioner for the Economy

European Commission

Caroline Abel

Governor, Central bank of Seychelles

Mark Carney

Co-Chair for the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ),UN

Jason Furman
Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy Harvard Kennedy School(HKS)

Fabio Panetta
Member of the Executive Board, the European Central Bank

Axel Weber

President of the Center for Financial Studies at Goethe University Frankfur

Vera Songwe

Nonresident senior fellow in the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution

Ory Okolloh

Partner at Verod-Kepple Africa Ventures

Lamia Tazi

Chairwoman of the Board and CEO of Sothema

Mo Abudu

CEO of EbonyLife Media

Tim Gould

Chief Energy Economist


John Lenahan
 Delivery Manager at the Environmental Systems Research Institute

Lubna Bouza
Editor in Chief – Business News and Presenter at Sky News Arabia TV based in Abu Dhabi, UA


Amanda Walker

Journalist, IMF Today

Miroslav Delaporte
Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, World Bank

Alvaro Lario

President of the International Fund of Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Mostafa Terrab

Chairman and CEO of OCP Group

Kevin Chika Urama

Chief Economist/Vice President for Economic Governance & Knowledge Management, (AfDB)

Charled Li

Founder and Chairman of Micro Connect


Godfrey Mutizwa

 Editor of CNBC Africa

James Stewart

CTO, Public Digital, UK


Kofi Dadzie

Consultant/Advisor, Technology Strategy & Risk Governance

Kais Mejri

General Director of Innovation & Technology, Tunisia

Doron Avni

Vice President of Government Affairs, Google

Sopnendu Mohanty

Chief Fintech Officer at the Monetary Authority of Singapore

Fabian Schar

Professor for Blockchain and FinTech, University of Base

Nizar Baraka

Minister for Equipment and Water


Sunil Sabharwal

President, Payments International

Alexandre Fleury

Co-Head of Global Banking & Investor Solutions, Société Générale

Amer Bisat

Managing Director, Blackrock

Monica Malik

Chief Economist, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Joumana Bercetche

Anchor CNBC

Magdalena Rzeczkowska

Minister of Finance of Poland

H.E. Abdellatif Jouahr

Governor of Bank Al-Maghrib

Raj Kumar

President & Editor-in-Chief Devex


H.E Dr. Abdulrahman A.Al Hamidy

Director General Chairman of the Board of the Arab Monetary Fund “AMF”

Alfred Hannig

Executive Director of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI)

Mandla Duber


Brahim El Mazned

Culture Expert

Daniel Giorev

Head of Unit in charge of Sustainable Development Policy and Global Partnerships with UN and IFIs ,European Commission 

Loreto Mbele

International broadcaster, TV personality, and Media consultant Africa

Nancy Gathungu

Kenya Auditor General

Mario Marcel


University of Chile


Marlene Ngoyi
CEO of the Fund for Export Development in Africat 

Hannah O'leary
Head of the African Art at Sotheby’

Kampeta Sayinzoga

Rwanda Development Bank

Daniel Yergin


Vice Chairman 

S&P Global 


Raghuram Rajan

Professor of Finance

 University of Chicago’s Booth School

Mo Ibrahim

 Founder and Chair

 Mo Ibrahim Foundation


Audu Maikori
Founder and Executive Vice Chairman of Chocolate City Group

Lanre da Silva
Fashion designer

Dominique Desruelle

Director, Institute for Capacity Development 

Anna Gelpern

Professor of Law and International Finance at Georgetown Law

Mateusz Morawiecki

Polish politician

Tom Keene

Co-Anchor Bloomberg Surveillance


Mina Al-Oraibi

Editor in Chief of The National

Vera Daves de Sousa


Lesetja Kganyago

Governor of the SARB

Guillermo Ortiz

Senior Advisor and Board Member of BTG Pactual



Ursula Owusu-Ekuful
Minister for communications and Digitalization of Ghana



Nigel Chalk

Acting Director of the Western Hemisphere Department


Krishna Srinivasan

Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF


Alfred Kammer

Director, European Department, IMF

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu

Director, Strategy, Policy and Review Department, IMF


Jihad Azour

Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF

Sabina Bhatia
Deputy Secretary, Secretary's Department, IMF

Herve Tourpe

Unit Chief, Information Technology Department, IMF

Pierrette Mahoro Mastel

AI Researcher


Jim Tebrake
Deputy Director, Statistics Department, IMF 

Abdur Rouf Talukder
Governor, Bangladesh Bank

Tholang Mathopa
Founder of Leriba.ai, AI & Intelligent Automation Specialist

Alessandra Alfieri
Assistant Director, Statistics Department, IMF 

Li Tang

Senior Computational Economics Expert, Information Technology Department, IMF

Yunhui Zhao

Economist, Strategy Policy and Review Department, IMF

Oana Croitoru
Division Chief, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF

Tobias Adrian

IMF Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Chrystia Freeland

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Canada IMF

Christan Lindnere

Minister of Finance, Germany


Mohamed Maait

Minister of Finance, Egypt

Martin Wolf

Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times


Rodrigo Valdes

Director of the Western Hemisphere Department, IMF

Owen Smith

Lead Economist for West Africa

World Bank

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Gareth Anderson

Middle East and Central Asia Department


Jiayi Ma

Middle East and Central Asia Department



Arif Ismail

Deputy Division Chief in the Payments and Infrastructure Division


Yan Liu

Deputy General Counsel of the International Monetary Fund


Amgad Hegazy

Senior Economist, Institute of Capacity Development


Noreyana Fernando

External Affairs, Finance
World Bank


Fernanda Brollo

Senior Economist, Fiscal Affairs Department


Patrick Blagrave

Macroeconomics Advisor. IMF’s Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre (CARTAC)

Mercedes Garcia

Division Chief, Institute for Capacity Development, IMF

Gerardo Una

Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

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Giacomo Magistretti

Asia and Pacific Department


Ivan Pavletic

Head of the Multilateral Cooperation section, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

Nicoletta Feruglio

Senior Economist, Fiscal Affairs Department


Bryn Battersby

Senior Economist, Fiscal Affairs Department



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Andrés Fernández

Monetary and Capital Markets Department


Yunhui Zhao
Economist, Strategy Policy and Review Department, IMF


Ben Kett

Strategy, Policy, and Review Department


Sailendra Pattanayak

Deputy Division Chief, Fiscal Affairs Department


Carlos Van Hombeeck

Research Department


Jeong (Daniel) Lee

Middle East and Central Asia Department


Samir Jahan

Fiscal Affairs Department


Lev Ratnovski

European Department



Chuku Chuku

Strategy Policy and Review Department


 Julia Estefania

Asia and Pacific Department




Concha Verdugo Yepes

African Department, IMF

Alessandra Sozzi

Statistics Department