The Cameroonian economist Christian Ebeke, 40 has been appointed as the new International Monetary Fund, IMF representative in Nigeria. He will officially take office in October 2023.
Christian Ebeke replaces the Brazilian Ari Aisen, who has held the position since 2018.
He has previously served as Deputy Division Chief for Macroeconomic Policies in the IMF’s Strategy Department since June 2022 where he played a role in analyzing and guiding the economic policies of various countries, spanning from highly developed nations to emerging economies and those still in development.
He focused on the economies of African countries such as Mauritania, Senegal, Burkina Faso, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Before then, he was the Deputy Director at the IMF’s Europe Office, where he was the resident economist overseeing matters related to the Eurozone and Poland.
After he was appointed IMF representative in Nigeria, on September 1, 2023, he took to his Twitter page and reacted by saying,
“A new adventure, new heavy responsibilities, and lessons I will learn for my beautiful country, Cameroon,”
Christian Ebeke has published several papers on a wide range of topics, including structural reforms, macroeconomic stability, international finance, fiscal policy, governance, and international migration. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Auvergne in France and joined the International Monetary Fund in 2011.
Source: Cameroon News Agency