The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has appointed Economist, Dr. Leandro Medina as the new Resident Representative to Ghana.

Dr. Medina takes over from Dr.  Albert Touna Mama who brought his service to an end in the middle of September 2022, after serving in the position since October 2018.

 Dr. Medina is expected in Ghana in September 2022 and will assume work immediately. 

Who is Dr. Leandro Medina?

He is currently a senior economist in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department’s Macro Policy Divisionat the Fund, and has also worked in other departments (Fiscal Affairs; Middle East and Central Asia; and the African Department, mainly with Mozambique and Ghana).

An Argentine national,  Dr. Leandro Medina, joined the IMF in 2011.

He has worked on a range of assignments covering low-income, frontier economies and emerging market economies.

Prior to joining the IMF, he worked as an international consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank, participating in Portfolio Review and Policy Dialogue missions to Argentina and Uruguay.

His research covers a variety of topics in macroeconomics and international finance. He holds a doctorate degree in Economics from the George Washington University.

Immediate focus of Dr. Medina

Dr. Medina is expected to coordinate affairs locally in putting together an economic programme for Ghana.

He is expected to act as the local spokesperson for the IMF and engage other stakeholders like Government, Finance Ministry and the Bank of Ghana as well as civil society groups.