Rishi Goyal is Deputy Director in the IMF’s Strategy, Policy, and Review Department. He oversees the work on the IMF’s lending policies (related to its General Resources Account), integrating gender issues into its core activities, and small states. He has significant country and crisis prevention and management experience, having served as mission chief to Brazil, Mexico, Italy, and Greece. He has also contributed to thought leadership in the IMF. He helped formulate the IMF’s first gender mainstreaming strategy and several other institutional reforms. He co-led the IMF’s work on financial interconnectedness and spillovers during the global financial crisis and on a banking union for Europe during the euro area sovereign debt crisis. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University and a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Swarthmore College.