Ratna Sahay was, most recently, Senior Advisor on Gender and Special Advisor to the Managing Director until March 2023. Prior to that she was Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department. At the IMF, she conceptualized and spearheaded several new priorities: analytical work in low-income countries (1999), a new model of regional surveillance in the Caribbean (2003), the IMF’s first financial surveillance strategy (2012), financial inclusion work program (2014), and the IMF’s first gender mainstreaming strategy (2022). In a career spanning 33 years, she also led missions to several member countries (including negotiating IMF-supported programs), oversaw policy and analytical research on topics such as monetary policy, exchange rate policy, capital account, financial development, financial inclusion, and gender, and participated in international fora. She has published widely in leading economics journals and taught at Delhi University and New York University and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University. She is currently a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the National Council of Applied Economic Research in New Delhi (India) and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington DC.