Anne-Marie Gulde-Wolf, a German national, is a Deputy Director of the Asia and Pacific Department. She oversees the department’s work and policy priorities on South Asian countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka); several East Asian countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam), and department work on financial sector issues. Before joining the department in 2019, she was Deputy Director in the African Department and earlier in the European Department. Ms. Gulde studied economics, political science, and history in Tuebingen, Germany; St. Louis, United States; and Kiel, Germany, and holds a PhD in international economics from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. She has published widely on international economics, with a focus on exchange-rate regimes, currency boards, and financial stability and development issues.