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Antoinette Sayeh: The Woman Who Rescued Liberia From a Sea of Debt

Alumna Antoinette Sayeh (F82, F85) is appointed as the IMF's Deputy Managing Director, as covered by Face 2 Face Africa.

Dr. Antoinette Sayeh is a Liberian economist who led the country to clear its long-standing multilateral debt arrears. She started her career as a civil servant in Liberia’s Ministries of Finance and Planning.

She served as Minister of Finance in post-conflict Liberia from January 2006 through June 2008, becoming the second woman in Liberia’s history to hold that position after Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.  

She holds a BA in economics from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in international economic relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University in the USA.

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