Jihad Alwazir - WCOA Sydney 2018 | The Best Accounting Conference

International Convention Centre, Sydney Australia  |  5-8 November 2018

Jihad Alwazir

Jihad Alwazir

Assistant Director and Division Chief of Central Bank Operations in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department - International Monetary Fund

Authority on fintech regulation

About the Speaker

Jihad Alwazir is an Assistant Director at the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Monetary and Capital Markets (MCM) Department. He is in charge of the Central Bank Operations Division and is the regional advisor for the Middle East and Central Asia Department.

His recent work involves leading and participating in financial sector assessment in G-20 and other countries, and leading IMF missions to Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Portugal, Switzerland, and Turkey. He has represented the IMF in FSB and BIS committees and provided technical assistance to central banks in areas of central bank governance, crisis management, systemic liquidity management, anti-money laundering, counter financing of terrorism (AML/CFT), and correspondent banking relationships (CBR).

Prior to joining the Fund, Jihad was the Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Palestine Monetary Authority (PMA) for two terms and was the founder and Chairman of the Palestine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC). He served in several senior positions in the private and public sectors.

He was at various stages in his career: a member of the board of the Palestine Monetary Authority and later Deputy Governor, Acting Minister and Deputy Minister of Finance, and Permanent Secretary General of the Ministry of Planning. He holds a PhD in Business Administration from Loughborough University, UK.

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