Caroline Atkinson

Director, External Relations Department
Nov. 1, 2008 Aug. 5, 2011

Biographical Information

Caroline Atkinson assumed her current position as Director of External Relations (EXR) at the International Monetary Fund on November 1, 2008. During her IMF career, Ms. Atkinson, a U.S. national, has worked on a wide cross-section of countries as well as on policy issues in the European, Western Hemisphere, and Policy Development and Review Departments. Prior to becoming Director of EXR, she was Deputy Director of the Western Hemisphere Department.

Outside the Fund, she has held high-level positions in key official and private sector organizations, including at the Bank of England, the United States Treasury, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Stonebridge International. Ms. Atkinson has also worked as a journalist for the Washington Post, the Economist, and the Times of London.

Ms. Atkinson graduated with a Bachelor's degree with honors in Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.