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Central and Eastern Europe Regional Resident Representative Site

What we do in Central and Eastern Europe


The IMF Regional Office in Warsaw was established in February 2005, succeeding the Resident Representative office for Poland. Its primary task is to enhance the IMF's ability to carry out surveillance in Central and Eastern Europe, including with regard to financial stability, economic convergence and integration, and the jobs and growth agenda.

To this end, the Regional Office:

  • complements the work of headquarter-based mission teams by focusing on post-crisis issues across the region;
  • cooperates with regional partners within the Vienna 2 Initiative framework for safeguarding financial stability in the region;
  • monitors and analyzes economic developments from a regional perspective, identifies policy issues, and informs the IMF's staff at headquarters;
  • maintains contacts with governments, civil society and other relevant institutions (such as the European Commission and the ECB);
  • provides information to the media and other interested groups about the IMF's economic analysis and policy advice in the region.


Who we are

Robert Sierhej is a Senior Economist, having joined the former resident representative office in Poland in 1993. He focuses on fiscal issues and follows closely developments in Poland and the Baltics.

Krzysztof Krogulski joined the Regional Office in December 2009 and works as an Economist since May 2014. He analyzes cross-regional issues and maintains the Office's data base.

Barbara Kostrzewa is the Office Manager. She joined the former resident representative office for Poland in 1995.

Wieslaw Glocer has been working for the IMF in Poland since 1993 as a driver, procurement officer and man for everything.