Nicaragua Resident Representative Site
The IMF office in Managua follows economic developments and policies in Nicaragua, liaises between the country authorities and the IMF staff in Washington, and coordinates IMF technical assistance. It is also a source of information about IMF views for the public, local and foreign analysts, investors, academic and research institutions, and Nicaragua's international partners and their diplomatic missions.
The office in Nicaragua was opened in 1994, with Jose Gil Díaz was the first Resident Representative in Nicaragua from 1994-1999; Joaquim Harnak from 1999 - 2002; Luis Breuer from 2002 - 2004; Humberto Arbulu-Neira from 2004-2009; and Gabriel Di Bella 2010 – 2012.
Miss Maria Jose Sobalvarro, Research Assistant for the IMF Office in Nicaragua since August 2008. María José is an economist from the Central Bank of Nicaragua. She follows up economic and political events in the country and prepares reports and statistical information for the Resident Representative and the IMF mission for Nicaragua. Before joining the office she used to work as a macro variables analyst for the Project of Economic Statistics.
Mariela Castro, Office Assistant, has worked for the IMF Office in Nicaragua since 2003. She takes care of administrative and office duties.
Nazario Antonio García, driver and security officer, has worked for the Resident Representative since 1994. Before joining the office, he performed similar responsibilities for the Central Bank of Nicaragua. Mr. García has worked for the four IMF Resident Representatives that have been on duty since the IMF Office opened in Nicaragua.