David Lipton is the IMF's First Deputy Managing Director, a position he has held since 2011. Prior to joining the IMF, he was Special Assistant to President Clinton, and served as Senior Director for International Economic Affairs at the National Economic Council and the National Security Council at the White House. He also served in the Clinton Administration first as Assistant Secretary, then as Undersecretary of the Treasury for International Affairs. Before that, he was a managing director at Citi, and has held senior positions at Moore Capital Management, a global hedge fund, and at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He was also a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center of Scholars.
From 1989 to 1992, Mr. Lipton teamed with Professor Jeffrey Sachs, then at Harvard University, to serve as economic advisers to the governments of Russia, Poland, and Slovenia during their transitions to capitalism.
Mr. Lipton holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Harvard University, and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.
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