Edward Gemayel is an advisor in the African Department. He is currently the mission chief for Chad. Previously, he held various positions in the Strategy Policy and Review Department as well as in the Middle East and Central Asia Department. He also led missions in Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. Prior to joining the IMF, Mr. Gemayel was a Division Chief at the Central Bank of Lebanon. He was also a lecturer in economics and finance at the American University of Beirut and the Université Saint Joseph in Lebanon.