Aasim M. Husain is currently a Deputy Director in the Middle East and Central Asia Department (MCD) of the IMF, where he supervises the department’s regional work on Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe and on many of the countries in the region. Prior to joining the European Department (EUR) in late 2011, Mr. Husain served in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department, where he led the Fund’s policy development work on capital flows and reviewed country work on many of the large emerging market economies. Previously, Mr. Husain served as IMF mission chief for Italy, Egypt, Jordan, and Kazakhstan, and headed the Fund’s work on commodity and energy issues.
Mr. Husain is from Pakistan. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Mathematical Sciences from Rice University and his Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the IMF in 1990.