James Tebrake is Assistant Director and Chief of the Real Sector Statistics Division in the IMF’s Statistics Department. He joined the IMF in July 2019. Before joining the IMF, James was Assistant Chief Statistician—Economic Statistics at Statistics Canada. He has a wide range of experience in macroeconomic statistics, covering in particular national accounts and external sector statistics. James holds a master’s degree in economics from Carleton University and a graduate certificate in Public Sector leadership and governance from the University of Ottawa.