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IMF Team in Hanoi

What we do in Vietnam

The IMF team in Hanoi, the Vietnam office is small but very efficient.


Our office is open from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm daily, Monday - Friday, with closure from 12:00-1:30 for lunch. We have a library, open to the public, of all current IMF publications and a wide variety of publications about Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

Front row (left to right): Hao Danh Nguyen, Van Anh Nguyen, Le My Nguyen, Hai Hoang, Nga Kim Ha
Second row (left to right): Sanjay Kalra, Dai Quang Du

Sanjay Kalra, Resident Representative, Vietnam/Lao PDR. Sanjay assumed the assignment in October 2011. He joined the IMF in 1994, and has worked on a range of countries in the Asia and Pacific Department (Japan, Thailand, Mongolia, Nepal, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam) and European Department (Slovenia, FYR Macedonia, Albania, Iceland, Luxembourg). During 2010-11, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Monetary Authority of Singapore and at Columbia University Business School, NY. He holds degrees in Economics from Columbia University, New York, NY (M. Phil. and Ph. D.), Delhi School of Economics (M.A.) and Delhi University (B.A.). Prior to joining the IMF, he was Assistant Professor in Economics at Tufts University, Medford, MA, and has also taught at Columbia University and New York University. He has published extensively on macroeconomic and international trade and policy issues.

Hao Danh Nguyen, Senior Economics and Operations Officer. Hao joined the IMF Hanoi Office in 1993. He is in charge of fiscal sectors issues, office operations and budget. Hao holds degrees from the Vietnam-French Center of Management (MBA) and Polytechnique University in Hanoi (Applied Mathematics and Computer Science). Prior to 1993, he worked for UNDP, Vietnam. He has a working knowledge of French.

Nga Kim Ha, Senior Economics Officer. Nga was seconded to the IMF Hanoi Office from the State Bank of Vietnam in 1997 and became a staff member in 2000. Nga is in charge of monetary and external sectors. She is the primary contact point in our office for Lao PDR. She also administers the IMF training program for the office. She holds degrees from Saitama University, Japan (M.A., Public Policy) and National Economics University, Hanoi (B.A., Economics).

Van Anh Nguyen, Economic Analyst. Van Anh joined the IMF Hanoi Office in 1997, and is in charge of data management and analysis. She holds degrees from the National Economics University, Hanoi (MBA) and the University of Agriculture, Hanoi (Veterinary Science).

Hai Hoang, Office Manager. Hai joined the IMF Hanoi Office in 2004. Besides administering the office, she co-handles operations and the budget with Hao. She holds a B.A. from the Foreign Language University, Hanoi. She has a good working knowledge of German.

Dai Quang Du, Office Driver and Technical Assistant. Dai has worked for IMF Hanoi Office since 2007. Prior to 2007, he worked for several Japanese companies (Mitsubishi, Hitachi, SEED Vietnam). He is fluent in Russian.

Le My Nguyen, Office Assistant. Le has worked for the IMF Hanoi Office since 2007. She makes absolutely the best cup of tea in Hanoi. You are invited to come by!!!

Resident Representative for Vietnam

Sanjay Kalra
Sanjay Kalra
Resident Representative
Tel: 84-4-3-824-3350
Fax: 84-4-3-825-1885

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