Antoinette Monsio Sayeh is Deputy Managing Director of the IMF and has been a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD) since November 2016. She previously oversaw and significantly enhanced the IMF’s engagement with its sub-Saharan African members as Director of the African Department between 2008 and 2016. From 2006-2008, she was Minister of Finance in Liberia. Before that, she worked for the World Bank for 17 years. Prior to joining the Bank, she worked in economic advisory positions in Liberia’s Ministries of Finance and Planning. Ms. Sayeh graduated with a bachelor’s degree with honors in economics from Swarthmore College and a PhD in International Economic Relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.