An Interview with Michaela Erbenová (PhD 1997, Czech Republic)
You have recently been elected as the IMF Executive Director for Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and Turkey. What is your biggest goal for next two years?
After more than 70 years, the Czech Republic can directly influence the decision making of the International Monetary Fund. I am deeply honored to have been given this opportunity to represent the eight countries of our so-called Central and Eastern European Constituency in the IMF Executive Board. My predecessors – Johann Prader from Austria and İbrahim Çanakcı from Turkey – helped to establish a strong reputation of our constituency as influential, pragmatic and well-run. I have an ambition to further develop this tradition, to promote the multilateral character of our institution and to represent an authentic and consistent voice of countries of Central and Eastern Europe in the IMF Executive Board. Continue reading CERGE-EI has given us excellent tools to succeed globally