- Ruben Lamdany, and Leonardo Martinez-Diaz
- Published Date:
- July 2009
About the Authors
Thomas A. Bernes is Director of the Independent Evaluation Office. Before taking up this position in June 2005, he was Executive Secretary of the joint IMF–World Bank Development Committee and Deputy Corporate Secretary of the World Bank. From 1996 to September 2001, Mr. Bernes was the IMF Executive Director for Canada, Ireland, and the Caribbean. Prior to that, he was Assistant Deputy Minister of Finance and G-7 Finance Deputy in Canada and served as the senior international economic official representing Canada at high-level meetings. In addition to holding various senior finance, foreign affairs, and trade policy positions within the Canadian government, Mr. Bernes served as head of the OECD’s General Trade Policy Division in the mid-1980s. He is a graduate of the University of Manitoba.
Ruben Lamdany is Assistant Director at the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office. Before joining the IEO in 2006, he was Director at the World Bank Institute, which delivers capacity-building programs in developing countries. Prior World Bank assignments include senior positions in the Operations Evaluation Department, as well as in the units responsible for operations in the Balkans, Russia, and Ukraine. He has held positions at the International Monetary Fund and in the Bank of Israel, and advised the Planning Institute of Jamaica on Trade and Industrial Policy. He has published on evaluation, human resources, financial-sector issues, and transition economies.
Leonardo Martinez-Diaz is Political Economy Fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution. His research focuses on the political economy of finance and global economic governance. He has also served as consultant in the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office and for the High Level Commission on the Modernization of World Bank Group Governance. Martinez-Diaz is author of Opening in Hard Times: The Politics of Banking-Sector Opening in the Emerging World (Cornell, 2009) and co-editor of Networks of Influence? Developing Countries in a Networked Global Order (Oxford, 2009).
Alisa Abrams is currently Research Assistant with the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office, where she contributed to the evaluation on IMF governance. Ms. Abrams focuses on governance and development at the community, national, regional, and multilateral level. As a consultant for the World Bank Independent Evaluation Group, she evaluated Bank assistance for decentralization and country public financial management and procurement systems. She has served in the World Bank Office of the Executive Director for the U.S. and for Japan, and in the World Bank Institute’s Office of the Gender Coordinator. Ms. Abrams is a certified facilitator in Participatory Rural Appraisal.
Biagio Bossone is President of the Central Bank of San Marino and soon will head a strategy unit at Italy’s Presidency of the Council of Ministers. He has been a member of the boards of the IMF, World Bank, and Asian Development Bank; a Banca d’Italia official; advisor to the World Bank and the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office; and international corporate consultant. He will advise the Zedillo High Level Commission on the Modernization of World Bank Group Governance. He is Adjunct Professor, University of Salento (Italy), and author of studies on money, banking, international finance, and development.
Katrina Campbell is General Counsel, Global Compliance Brightline Learning Division. She has extensive experience helping companies meet their compliance and ethics obligations. She has analyzed codes of conduct and ethical practices for many types of organizations, created and updated policies, and developed training curricula. In addition, she has developed custom training materials to ensure training programs reflect ethical and compliance obligations. As an attorney with a national law firm and as in-house counsel for large corporations, her work has included leading a corporate governance initiative; conducting, supervising, and providing counsel on numerous investigations; and counseling clients on employment law.
Jeff Chelsky began working on IMF issues while in the International Finance and Development Division of Canada’s Department of Finance. He subsequently served for five years as Senior Advisor to the IMF Executive Director representing Canada, Ireland, and the Caribbean. He subsequently worked on IMF staff and as a Senior Economist in the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office where he contributed to a number of evaluations including on IMF governance. He currently works in the World Bank International Policy and Partnership Group where, among other things, he helps manage the Bank’s relationship with the IMF.
C. Scott Clark is currently President of C. S. Clark Consultants. Prior to that Mr. Clark held a number of senior positions in the Department of Finance, Government of Canada, including Deputy Minister of Finance. Mr. Clark also represented Canada on the Executive Boards of the IMF (1989–92) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) (2001–06). While at the EBRD, Mr. Clark served as a member and chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Clark has served as an adviser to the IMF Independent Evaluation Office and the Executive Board of the Asian Development Bank
Dalberg Global Development Advisors is a strategy consulting firm specializing in international development and globalization. Dalberg’s mission is to bring strategy and management expertise to the world’s most pressing global challenges. Dalberg has conducted more than 400 engagements for over 100 global organizations, including companies, governments, and other organizations working in developing and emerging countries. The principal authors for the study, “Lessons Learned from Private Sector Governance Practices” conducted for the IMF, were: Rim Abida, Sonila Cook, Matt Daggett, and Andrew Stern. For questions or comments, please contact Andrew (Andrew.Stern@dalberg.com) or Sonila (Sonila. Cook@dalberg.com).
Alexander Mountford had extensive involvement in the IMF’s decision-making processes and other aspects of IMF governance from 1963 to 2002. With a background in economics (M.A. from University of Edinburgh) and law (George Washington University), his career at the IMF focused first on operational work for the European and Asian departments, and later on work that was more directly related to Fund governance. As Assistant Secretary of the Fund, he worked closely with Fund Management, the Executive Board, and the Board of Governors. He has also consulted on governance issues for the African Development Bank and Caribbean Development Bank.
David Peretz was formerly Under Secretary for Monetary Policy at the U.K. Treasury. From 1990 to 1994 he served as U.K. Executive Director of the IMF and World Bank, and from 1994 tol998 as U.K. Financial Sherpa for G-7/G-8 economic summits. He now works as senior adviser to the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office and independent consultant to the World Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and other international organizations. He is author of “The IMF as the Principal Institution for Promoting the Global Public Good of Financial Stability,” an assessment carried out for the International Task Force on Global Public Goods.
Alexander Shakow has had a long career in international affairs since receiving his London School of Economics Ph.D. in 1962. After 19 years in senior positions with the U.S. Peace Corps and U.S. Agency for International Development he joined the World Bank, where he was Director of Strategic Planning and of External Affairs. He was Executive Secretary of the Bank-Fund Development Committee for 7 years, and during 2001 was also Acting Bank Vice President and Corporate Secretary. Since retiring in 2002, he has been an independent consultant for international organizations and an active corporate and NGO board member.