IMF’s Asia Pacific chief Anoop Singh to retire

July 26, 2013 (LBO) – Anoop Singh, director of the International Monetary Fund’s Asia Pacific Department and one-time country representative of Sri Lanka is to retire. “Anoop’s departure will deprive the Fund of one its most distinguished staff members, and his friends of a hugely admired colleague,” IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said in a statement.

“Over the course of his career, he has made major academic and policy contributions on macroeconomic, surveillance, and crisis management issues, in the process helping to design key Fund-supported programs in emerging market, transition, and developing countries in South and South-East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.”

Singh had joined the IMF in 1973, and was director of the Western Hemisphere department before heading the Asia Pacific department. He had also been Special Advisor to the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, on secondment.

He holds degrees from the universities of Bombay and Cambridge, and the London School of Economics.