Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh Bank has recently appointed Faisal Ahmed as its chief economist.
Ahmed has served as senior economic adviser to the Governor of Bangladesh Bank since August 2015, a central bank statement said.
Previously, he was the IMF resident representative in Cambodia during 2011-2015, a senior economist in the Asia and Pacific, Monetary and Capital Markets departments, and a core member of the emerging markets surveillance team at the IMF.
He also led IMF missions on foreign exchange reserve management and debt market development. During his IMF career, he has worked on a wide range of economies in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.
Prior to joining the IMF in 2003, Ahmed was a visiting scholar at the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, an economist at the Central Bank of Turkey, and an actuary for four years for a global reinsurance company. He also taught at the University of Minnesota, the Royal School of Administration in Cambodia, and the South East Asian Central Banks Research and Training Centre.
Ahmed holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Minnesota, an MFin from Princeton University, and is a CFA Charterholder.