Kristalina Georgieva is the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She is the first person from an emerging market economy to lead the IMF since its inception in 1944. Prior to joining the Fund, Ms. Georgieva served as Managing Director of the World Bank and also served as Acting President for a time. . Previously, she served in the European Commission as Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources – and as Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response. She was named “European of the Year” and “Commissioner of the Year” by European Voice for her leadership in the European Union’s humanitarian response to crises.
The Honorable Mia Mottley is the 8th Prime Minister of Barbados. She became the first woman to hold high office, following the May 24, 2018 general election, in which she led the Barbados Labor Party to an emphatic victory, winning all 30 seats in the House of Assembly. with the largest margin ever seen in the election. country’s history.
A solicitor and adviser to the Queen, Prime Minister Mottley has been active in Barbadian political life for almost three decades. First elected in 1994, she is currently serving her sixth term as Member of Parliament for St. Michael North East.
Between 1994 and 2008, Miss Mottley served in the Cabinet of three successive administrations, first as Minister for Education and Culture; then Attorney General and Minister of the Interior; then as Minister of Economic Affairs. In 2003, she was appointed Deputy Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Mottley also currently holds the portfolios of Minister for Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment.
Since becoming Prime Minister, Miss Mottley served as President of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government Conference between January 1 and June 30, 2020. Notwithstanding this, Miss Mottley, as Prime Minister of Barbados, is the First Head of Government within CARICOM, responsible for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).
Premier Mottley is also co-chair of the Americas Cruise Tourism Task Force for the Caribbean, Mexican, Central and South American markets.
Premier Mottley is alsoCo-Chair of the Development Committee (DC) of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund(November 2020 to October 2021). Premier Mottley is also co-chair of theWorld Health Organization Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance.
Since November 2019, Christine Lagarde served as President of the European Central Bank. Between 2011 and 2019, she served as the eleventh Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Previously, she was Minister of Economy and Finance from 2007 to 2011 after having been Secretary of Commerce from 2005 to 2007. Trained as a lawyer, she practiced for 20 years with the international law firm Baker McKenzie, including it has become global. President in 1999. She was the first woman to hold all of these positions.
In 2020, Lagarde was ranked the second most influential woman in the world by Forbes and was named by TIME as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Christine Lagarde was appointed Officer of the Legion of Honor in April 2012 and Commander in the National Order of Merit in May 2021.
Jerome H. Powelltook office as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve on February 5, 2018, for a four-year term. He was reappointed to this position by President Biden in November 2021. Mr. Powell is also the chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee. Mr. Powell has served on the Board of Governors since taking office on May 25, 2012. He was reappointed to the Board and sworn in on June 16, 2014, for a term ending January 31, 2028.
Prior to his appointment to the board, Mr. Powell was a visiting scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC. He also served as Assistant Secretary and Under Secretary of the US Treasury Department.
He earned an AB in politics from Princeton University and a law degree from Georgetown University.
Sara Eisen is an anchor for the CNBC show “Closing bell(Lunch, 3-4 p.m. ET). She is known for her deep expertise in financial markets and the global economy, as well as for her regular interviews with some of the most important names in the financial world.
She joined CNBC in December 2013 as a correspondent, focusing on the global consumer.
She is the editor of “Currencies After the Crash: The Uncertain Future of the Global Paper-Based Currency System” published by McGraw-Hill in January 2013.
Eisen holds a master’s degree in broadcast journalism with a concentration in corporate reporting from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.