Lipsky, John P. - from United States
Country of meeting: in the year 2004
Economist. He was the acting Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund from May to July 2011. He assumed the post of Acting Managing Director after Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested in May 2011 accused of sexual assault. After the appointment of Christine Lagarde he returned to his post as the First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF. He retired from the IMF in November 2011 and is currently a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
After 10 years at the IMF, in 1984 he joined Salomon Brothers in New York, working with Henry Kaufman. Based in London, England from 1989, he was director of the bank's European Economic and Market Analysis Group. He returned to New York in 1994, when appointed the bank's chief economist and a managing director, with an office next to Henry Kaufman. In 1998 he joined J.P. Morgan as Chief Economist, and on that bank's merger with Chase Manhattan was appointed Chief Economist and Director of Research. He was then appointed to an operation role, becoming Vice Chairman of J.P. Morgan Investment Bank.
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