Gita Gopinath, Economist
Indian-born Gita Gopinath is an Indian-American economist serving as the First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund from January 21, 2022. She previously served as the Chief Economist of IMF from 2019-22. In that role, she was the Economic Counsellor of the Fund and Director of its Research Department. A technocrat and author of several books, Gita has written many research articles on emerging market, trade and investment, stock market and international financial crises. In 2019, she was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman by the President of India. In 2021, Financial Times named Gopinath among the ‘25 most influential women of the year’.