oukOussama Kanaan, a national of Jordan, was the IMF’s Resident Representative and mission chief in Jerusalem from 2008 to 2010, then mission chief for the West Bank and Gaza, and for Syria until 2012. He previously worked on IMF-supported programs in former Soviet Union countries and East Africa, and in the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs and the Strategy, Policy, and Review Departments, prior to serving as Alternate Executive Director at the IMF Executive Board. His work has focused on economic growth, international trade and finance. He earned his Ph.D. degree in economics from Yale University. Latest Post: