Serhat TUNAR -TDO- The European Union nominated Kristalina Georgieva, a Bulgarian economist, to become the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Kristalina Georgieva, 65, a top bank executive at the World Bank, said she had temporarily suspended her current post during her candidacy for IMF presidency.
In addition to Georgieva, former Eurozone President Jeroen Dijsselbloem’s name was also came to the forefront for the IMF presidency.
President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, prepared to hand over his post to Ursula von der Leyen, congratulated Kristalina Georgieva on her social media account and stated that she had all the necessary qualifications for this task.
As it is known, traditionally, the IMF president is European, while the World Bank president is chosen among US citizens. The new head of the IMF is expected on October 4th.