Dominique Desruelle

Director of the Institute for Capacity Development

Dominique Desruelle is Director of the Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In this capacity, he oversees governance and fundraising of the IMF's capacity development activities, the Fund's online training program for external participants, the internal economics training program for Fund staff, the Fund’s network of regional training centers, and ICD’s delivery of training and technical assistance to member countries on macroeconomic analysis and forecasting and related topics.

Mr. Desruelle previously held several senior positions at the IMF, including Chief of Staff in the Office of the Managing Director, Deputy Director in the African Department and in ICD, and Assistant Director in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department. In these assignments, he advised the Managing Director on strategic and operational issues; oversaw Fund operations in Western Africa; led work in key policy areas, including Fund surveillance, design of lending operations, sovereign debt sustainability, engagement with fragile states, and digitalization; and was instrumental in setting up and overseeing the Fund’s Knowledge Management Unit. Mr. Desruelle also acquired extensive country experience in previous roles as mission chief and desk economist in the Western Hemisphere and European departments.

Prior to joining the IMF in 1993, Mr. Desruelle taught economics at the Université de Montréal and the Université du Québec à Montréal. A native of France, he holds a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University, a M.Sc. in mechanical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, and a Diplôme d’ingénieur (5-year engineering degree) from the École Centrale de Paris.

Last Updated: April 6, 2022