White House nominates economist Stephanie Segal as IMF executive director

The Biden administration has nominated economist Stephanie Segal for the post of alternate executive director at the International Monetary Fund.

She was previously a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where her work focused on economic competitiveness, U.S.-China economic relations, and the role of international financial institutions.

Alternate executive directors of the IMF sit on the organization’s executive board, which is responsible for conducting day-to-day business. The board is elected by member countries or by groups of member countries.

Prior to this, Segal held the role of co-director of the East Asia Office at the U.S. Department of Treasury, and before that she was a senior economist at the International Monetary Fund. Earlier in her career, she was an analyst and associate for M&A at J.P. Morgan in New York.

She must now be confirmed in the role by the United States Senate, which is required to approve certain appointments made by the U.S. president.