Central Bankers and Inclusive Growth


Moderator: Tobias Adrian


Tobias Adrian is the Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the International Monetary Fund. Prior to joining the IMF, he was a Senior Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Associate Director of the Research and Statistics Group.

David Lipton


David Lipton assumed the position of First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund on September 1, 2011. On March 28, 2016, he was reappointed for a second five-year term beginning September 1, 2016. Before coming to the Fund, Mr. Lipton was Special Assistant to the President, and served as Senior Director for International Economic Affairs at the National Economic Council and National Security Council at the White House. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Citi, and also served in the Clinton administration as Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs — and before that as Assistant Secretary. Mr. Lipton earned a Ph.D. and M.A. from Harvard University in 1982 and a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1975.

Sharon Donnery


Sharon Donnery is the Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Ireland. She is an ex officio member of the Central Bank Commission and the Governor's Alternate on the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB). She chairs the ECB’s High Level Group on Non-Performing Loans and the ECB Budget Committee. Sharon joined the Central Bank of Ireland in 1996 as an economist, and later held a number of senior positions, including Director of Credit Institutions from 2014 to 2016. She was also vice-chair of the EBA's Standing Committee on Consumer Protection and Financial Innovation, and previously served as the Alternate Member of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism.

Patrick Njoroge


Patrick Njoroge is the Governor of Central Bank of Kenya. Prior to joining the Central Bank, he had a career, spanning 20 years, at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). At the IMF, he was advisor to the IMF Deputy Managing Director. He also served as Deputy Division Chief in the IMF’s Finance Department and IMF Mission Chief for the Commonwealth of Dominica. Prior to joining the IMF, he worked in Kenya as an economist at the Ministry of Finance and as a planning officer at the Ministry of Planning.

Karen Shaw Petrou


Karen Shaw Petrou is co-founder and Managing Partner of Federal Financial Analytics, Inc., a privately-held company, providing since 1985 has provided analytical and advisory services on legislative, regulatory, and public-policy issues affecting financial services companies in the U.S. and abroad.

Perry Warjiyo


Perry Warjiyo is Deputy Governor of the Bank Indonesia. He began at Bank Indonesia (BI) in 1984, focusing particularly in economic research and monetary policy, foreign exchange management, international relations and organizational transformation. From 2007–09, he was the Executive Director at the IMF, representing the South-East Asia Voting Group. In early 2013, he was appointed Assistant Governor of BI in the area of international and monetary policy, before being appointed Deputy Governor in April 2013.

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