Thomson Reuters, Yahoo!News and thousands of other outlets included Eric LeCompte's thoughts on IMF Chief Kristalina Georgieva's leadership as the Fund responds to the coronavirus and its effects. Read an excerpt below, and click here for the full story.
'Force of nature' Georgieva leads IMF through coronavirus storm
Her connections to another powerful global force, the Vatican, helped her defuse a looming crisis with Argentina after the 2019 election of a government that campaigned against the IMF. Georgieva and Argentine Finance Minister Martin Guzman paved the way for better relations during a during a February conference hosted by Pope Francis, according to Eric LeCompte, executive director of Jubilee USA Network, a nonprofit financial reform organization, who also attended.
"It's a blessing that we have someone with a development background at the helm of the IMF. I believe that's why we're seeing quick movement on some fairly bold proposals to save us from a financial crisis or another Great Depression," he said.
When G20 finance officials refused to classify the coronavirus outbreak as a major risk factor in February, Georgieva published the IMF's own, dire, outlook.
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