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Strathmore Business School to Host International Monetary Fund Executive

  May 5, 2016

David Lipton – First Managing Director of the International monetary Fund will hold a talk themed ‘Sub-Saharan Africa: Time for a Policy Reset’ at Strathmore Business School on Monday, 9th May 2016 from 3pm. Lipton who has international expertise and public sector policy making experience will focus on:

  • The factors affecting growth in the region and possible short-term prospects
  • Policy reviews in Sub-Saharan Africa and their relevance
  • Policies that will help ensure sustainable growth rates in the region.

Lipton was Special Assistant to the US President, and served as Senior Director for International Economic Affairs at the National Economic Council and National Security Council at the White House. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Citi, where he was Head of Global Country Risk Management. In that capacity, he chaired Citi’s Country Risk Committee, worked for the Senior Risk Officer, and advised senior management on global risk issues.

Prior to joining Citi in May 2005, he spent five years at Moore Capital Management, a global hedge fund and before that, a year at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Lipton served in the Clinton administration at the Treasury Department from 1993 to 1998 as Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs and before that as Assistant Secretary.

He earned a Ph.d and M.A. from Harvard University in 1982 and a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1975.

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