Peek into Training: IMF Online Learning 360: What’s in There for You?

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Are you part of our global community of 120,000+ online learners, or planning to be? From free online courses available in multiple languages to microlearning videos, available anytime, anywhere, on a wide range of macroeconomic and financial topics, there is a lot to choose from. Join us for an interactive conversation on our course offerings where we’ll present some key highlights of our new courses, tell you what’s in the pipeline, and share how we’re working to better respond to your online learning needs. We’d also like to hear from you! So, come join us for this exciting discussion.

 

Hosts

Oana Croitoru

Deputy Division Chief, IMF Institute for Capacity Development

 

Oana Croitoru is a Deputy Division Chief in the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development (ICD), where she leads the Fund’s online learning program. She has joined the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department in 2010, at the height of the global financial crisis, when she worked on crisis management and provided substantial technical assistance and training to member countries. She joined ICD in 2017, when she had important contributions to the 2018 Capacity Development Strategy Review for the IMF. Prior to joining the IMF, Ms. Croitoru served as the Advisor to the First Deputy Governor of National Bank of Romania and member in the Supervisory Committee, with responsibilities in coordinating the Supervision and Regulation Departments. She had previously worked at the World Bank and at the Institute of International Finance in Washington DC. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest and a post graduate degree in International Finance from the George Washington University.

Roger Nord

Deputy Director, IMF Institute for Capacity Development

 

Currently Deputy Director of the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development, he oversees the IMF’s global partnerships. Since May 2018, he also co-chairs the joint World Bank-IMF Debt Management Facility. Previously, he was Deputy Director of the IMF’s African Department, responsible for country operations in East Africa and francophone West Africa and oversight over the IMF’s network of resident representatives in sub-Saharan Africa. He also led the work on debt and public finance issues in Africa, and was responsible for the IMF’s relations with China regarding Africa. Among his publications, he co-authored A Rebalancing Act for China and Africa: The Effects of China’s Rebalancing on Sub-Saharan Africa’s Trade and Growth (2017) with Wenjie Chen, and was the lead author of Tanzania – The Story of an African Transition (2009). Before joining the African Department, he was advisor to IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler and the IMF’s regional representative in Central Europe. He is a graduate of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and of the University of Chicago.

Speakers


 

Elsie Addo Awadzi

Deputy Governor, Bank of Ghana

 

Aditya Narain

Deputy Director, IMF Monetary and Capital Markets Department

 

Aditya Narain is Deputy Director in the Monetary and Capital Markets (MCM) Department of the IMF, where he oversees MCM’s work on Financial Supervision and Regulation and its overall Technical Assistance function. In his Fund career, he has led Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) missions as well as Technical Assistance missions across the range of Fund membership on a variety of financial sector topics. He has been closely involved with various international regulatory reform initiatives and currently represents IMF on the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision besides attending the Plenary meetings of the Financial Stability Board. He also serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Centre, and a Member of the Global Future Council on Responsive Financial Systems of the World Economic Forum. In recent years, he has led the IMF teams that developed the Bali Fintech Agenda; introduced the Financial Sector Stability Review (FSSR); and created the cyber-risk supervision program. He joined the IMF in 2003 from the Reserve Bank of India, where he was Chief General Manager of the Department of Banking Supervision after a career spanning two decades. He holds Master’s degrees in Physics from Delhi University and in Public Administration from Harvard University.   

Yoke Wang Tok

Senior Economist, Singapore Training Institute

 

Tok Yoke Wang has over two decades of experience in central banking, spanning macroeconomics research, financial stability analysis and international relations. She has worked at the IMF as a Senior Advisor to the Board, at the Toronto Centre as Program Director, at the World Gold Council as Director and at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). At the MAS, she held various senior positions, including as Principal Economist in the International Economies Division as well as in the Financial Surveillance Division and the External Department. Yoke Wang holds a Masters Degree in Economics from Cambridge University and a First Class Honours Degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore.

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