Reference Number: 17-11-16, Press Release Issue Date: Nov 16, 2017
​This afternoon Finance Minister  Professor Edward Scicluna welcomed  Mr Alessandro Leipold, the newly appointed Executive Director  of the International Monetary Fund who represents Malta on the IMF Executive Board.
Alessandro Leipold has had an extensive career in international economics and finance, centered in banking and international organizations – notably the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund, where he was Acting Director of the European Department upon his departure at end of 2008.
Mr. Leipold has recently been Chief Economist at the Lisbon Council, a Brussels-based think tank, and a Senior Fellow at LUISS University School of European Political Economy in Rome. He has written widely, including as a columnist for Il Sole 24 Ore, and given numerous presentations on international financial issues.
This was Mr. Leipold’s first visit to our country since his appointment as Executive Director.
Dr. Mario Vella, Governor of the Central Bank of Malta and Dr. Paul DeBattista, the Minister’s Chief of Staff were present for the meeting.