Mr. Ali Michael Mansoor is currently an Assistant Director in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Strategy, Policy and Review Department and the Chief for the Development Issues Unit responsible for generating IMF policy towards developing countries. Previously, he was an Assistant Director in the IMF African Department and Chief of one of the West African Divisions at the IMF. From 2006 to 2013, Mr. Mansoor was the Financial Secretary of Mauritius, where he formulated and implemented wide-ranging reform program. He served as Chair of the Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD) in 2012 and was CEO of the COMESA Clearing House (1997-1999). During his long and distinguished career, Mr. Mansoor has occupied various other key positions in the Bretton Woods Institutions: Office of the Chief Economist for the Europe and Central Asia Region in the World Bank (2003-2006); Independent Evaluation Office of the IMF (2001-03); senior economist in the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department (1999-2001). He also spent three years at the European Union Directorate for Development from 1992 to 1995.
Mr. Mansoor has written widely on regional integration, privatization, migration, fiscal decentralization, and capacity development.