David Burton to head IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department

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IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler on September 30 appointed David Burton to head the organization’s Asia and Pacific Department. Burton, who succeeds Yusuke Horiguchi, is a U.K. national and has 21 years of experience in the IMF. In the course of his career, he has served in the IMF’s Middle Eastern, Asia and Pacific, and Policy Development and Review Departments as well as Advisor to the IMF’s First Deputy Managing Director. He studied at London School of Economics and University of Manchester and holds a doctorate in economics from University of Western Ontario.

Köhler noted that “in David Burton we have what we need for the Asia and Pacific Department. In the six years he spent in that department, he worked, among other countries, on India, China, and the Philippines. In late 1997, he was closely involved with the Korean debt restructuring operation and in the spring of 1998 he became co-chief of our missions to Indonesia.”

The full text of IMF Press Release No. 02/47 is available on the IMF’s website (www.imf.org).

IMF Survey, Volume 31, Issue 18
Author: International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.