Global Conference 2016

Speaker's Biography

Dimitri Demekas

Assistant Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund


Dimitri Demekas is assistant director of the monetary and capital markets department of the International Monetary Fund. In his more than 25 years at the IMF, he has worked on financial issues in major advanced and emerging markets, and led surveillance missions and program negotiations in several countries. For seven years, he managed the IMF's Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP), led its overhaul in 2009-2010 to incorporate lessons from the financial crisis and oversaw the development of IMF tools for systemic risk analysis and stress testing. He has led a number of FSAPs, including in the UK, Italy, Brazil and Russia. Demekas also has been coordinating the IMF's work with the Financial Stability Board in international standards implementation. Earlier, he was chief of the IMF's Southeastern European Division and coordinator for regional issues in the Balkans. In 2003, he was special advisor to the Greek Presidency of the EU. He holds a B.A. from the University of Athens, Greece, and a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.

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