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Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund
ARTICLE XII—Organization and Management

Factsheet: Managing Director Selection Process

Q&A: MD Selection

List of Managing Directors



Managing Director Selection Process

Last Updated: July 5, 2011

2011 MD Selection Process

July 5, 2011 – Press Release: Terms of Appointment of Christine Lagarde as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

June 28, 2011 – Press Release: Statement from Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Chairman of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC)

June 28, 2011 – Press Release: Statement by Agustín Carstens on the Selection of the New IMF Managing Director

June 28, 2011 – Press Release: Statement by Christine Lagarde on Her Selection as IMF Managing Director

June 28, 2011 – Press Release: IMF Executive Board Selects Christine Lagarde as Managing Director

June 23, 2011 – Press Release: IMF Statement on the Executive Board’s Conclusion of Meetings with Candidates for the Position of the Next Managing Director

June 23, 2011 -- Press Release: Statement by Christine Lagarde to the IMF Executive Board

June 21, 2011 -- Press Release: Statement by Agustín Carstens to IMF Executive Board

June 15, 2011 -- Views & Commentaries: Letter Submitted by Mr. Shakour Shaalan of the IMF's Executive Board to the New York Times

June 13, 2011 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board to Consider the Nominations of Agustín Carstens and Christine Lagarde for the Position of IMF Managing Director

May 20, 2011 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Initiates Selection Process for Next IMF Managing Director

Previous Selection Rounds

September 28, 2007 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Selects Dominique Strauss-Kahn as IMF Managing Director

September 20, 2007 -- Press Release: Statement by Dominique Strauss-Kahn to IMF Executive Board

September 19, 2007 -- Press Release: Statement by Josef Tošovský to IMF Executive Board

August 31, 2007 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board to Consider the Nominations of Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Josef Tošovský for the Position of IMF Managing Director

August 3, 2007 -- Press Release: Statement by the African Governors to the IMF on their Informal Meeting with Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn

July 12, 2007 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Moves Ahead With Process of Selecting the Fund's Next Managing Director

July 9, 2007 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Executive Board on Managing Director Selection Process

September 14, 2006 -- Report of the Managing Director to the International Monetary and Financial Committee on IMF Quota and Voice Reform
See page 5 A. Selection of the Managing Director

April 5, 2006 -- The Managing Director's Report on Implementing the Fund's Medium-Term Strategy
See page 11 Paragraph 35 Management

May 4, 2004 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Selects Rodrigo de Rato as IMF Managing Director

April 27, 2004 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Holds Informal Meeting to Discuss Next Steps in Consideration of Candidates for the Post of Managing Director of the IMF

April 24, 2004 -- Press Release: Communiqué by the African Governors at the IMF

April 22, 2004 -- Press Release: IMF Alternate Executive Director O'Loghlin Nominates Rodrigo Rato as Candidate for the Post of Managing Director of the IMF

April 22, 2004 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board to Hold Informal Meeting on April 27 to Discuss Next Steps in Consideration of Candidates for the Post of Managing Director of the IMF

March 31, 2004 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Director Shaalan Nominates Three Candidates for the Post of Managing Director of the IMF

March 31, 2004 -- Press Release: Statement by the G-11 Executive Directors of the IMF on the Selection Procedures for Appointing the IMF Managing Director

March 19, 2004 -- Press Release: Statement by a Group of IMF Executive Directors on the Selection Process for a New Managing Director

April 25, 2001 -- The Bank Working Group to Review the Process for Selection of the President & The Fund Working Group to Review the Process for Selection of the Managing Director Draft Joint Report

April 28, 2001 -- Press Release: IMF, World Bank Review Selection Process of Managing Director, President and Release Draft Joint Report

September 24, 2000 -- Press Release: Communiqué of the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund

July 7, 2000 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Establishes a Working Group to Review the Process for Selection of the Managing Director

March 23, 2000 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Selects Horst Köhler as IMF Managing Director

March 21, 2000 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board to Decide on Managing Director March 23

March 17, 2000 -- Transcript Press Conference By Mr. Horst Köhler President, EBRD and Nominee for the Post of Managing Director, IMF

March 16, 2000 -- Statement By IMF Executive Director Morais on Nomination Withdrawal

March 16, 2000 -- Statement by Stanley Fischer, Acting IMF Managing Director

March 16, 2000 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Director Withdraws Fischer's Nomination

March 14, 2000 -- Press Release: IMF Board Receives Nomination for IMF Managing Director

March 14, 2000 -- Statement by Mr. Santos nominating Horst Köhler for the post of Managing Director of the IMF

March 14, 2000 -- Mr. Yoshimura's Statement on the withdrawal of the nomination of Dr. Sakakibara For Managing Director of the IMF

March 2, 2000 -- Press Release: IMF Board Conducts First Informal Managing Director Poll

March 1, 2000 -- Press Release: Selection of IMF Managing Director: Note by the Executive Board on Procedures

February 29, 2000 -- Press Release: IMF Board Receives Third Nomination for IMF Managing Director

February 29, 2000 -- Statement by Mr. Santos nominating Caio Koch-Weser for the post of Managing Director of the IMF

February 23, 2000 -- Japan's nomination of Mr. Eisuke Sakakibara for the post of Managing Director of the IMF

February 23, 2000 -- Statement By Mr. Morais nominating Stanley Fischer for the post of Managing Director of the IMF

February 23, 2000 -- Press Release: IMF Board Receives Managing Director Nominations

November 23, 1999 -- Press Release: IMF Board Issues Statement on Managing Director Selection Process