Giorgia Albertin is Deputy Division Chief of the Southern Africa II Division in the IMF’s African Department and mission chief for Namibia and Eswatini. She has extensive experience working on emerging markets and low-income and fragile economies. Previously, she served as the mission chief for Guinea and IMF Resident Representative for Tunisia. She also held various positions in the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia, IMF Institute and Strategy Policy and Review departments. She also spent two years at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Her research interests focus on regional integration, fragile states, energy subsidies, and gender inequality. She holds a PhD. in Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science.