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Jihad Alwazir

Jihad Alwazir is an Assistant Director at the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Division Chief of Central Bank Operations. His recent analytical work is focused on Central Bank Governance and Transparency as well as Central Bank Operations and Digital Money. Dr. Alwazir previously served as the Monetary Capital Markets Department Regional Advisor for the Middle East and Central Asia Department. Prior to joining the Fund, Alwazir was the Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Palestine Monetary Authority (PMA) for two terms and was the founder and Chairman of the Palestine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC). He served in several senior positions in the private and public sectors. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom