Jeffrey Franks

Director, IMF Europe Office

Biographical Information

Jeffrey Franks is the Director of the IMF Europe Office and Senior Resident Representative to the European Union since March 2015. Previously, he spent nearly 3 years as mission chief for Pakistan. A 24 year veteran of the Fund, he has held numerous other assignments working mainly on Europe and Latin America, including heading the resident offices in Ukraine and Ecuador, and leading teams on Romania, France, Belgium, and Paraguay. He received his Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard, and has Masterís degrees from Princeton and Oxford universities.