IMF Deputy Managing Director Eduardo Aninat announced on March 7 that he plans to leave his post in June 2003. In December 1999, he joined the IMF’s four-member management team with broad responsibilities in running the IMF, including chairing its Executive Board meetings.
Announcing his decision, Aninat said he held deep admiration for the IMF’s dedicated staff and respect for the institution. “I have had the privilege of working in the IMF during challenging years for the international community. I am very grateful to my colleagues in management, in particular to Horst köhler.” köhler described Aninat as a man of exceptional capabilities and said, “I have greatly benefited from his advice, support, and good counsel. During his stay here, he has contributed immensely to furthering the agenda of the IMF, drawing upon his vast experience of policy work, political acumen, and diplomatic skills. I am indeed sorry that Eduardo will be leaving us, but I understand his desire to move on to other challenges.”