Stanley Fischer, IMF First Deputy Managing Director, and currently Acting Managing Director, was nominated for the post by José Pedro de Morais, Jr., the Executive Director representing Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Eisuke Sakakibara, former Vice Minister of Finance in the Ministry of Finance of Japan, was nominated by Mr. Yukio Yoshimura, Executive Director for Japan.
Caio Koch-Weser, Germany’s State Secretary for International Finance, was nominated on behalf of the European Union member states by Joao Santos, an Advisor in the Executive Board constituency that includes Portugal, which currently holds the presidency of the European Union. Bernd Esdar, Executive Director for Germany, made a statement in support of the nomination of Koch-Weser.
Statements by the Executive Directors are posted on the IMF’s website.