Faisal Ahmed has been appointed as Senior Economic Advisor to the Governor to support Bangladesh Bank’s financial sector development and reform agenda. Prior to his appointment, he served as the IMF Resident Representative in Cambodia during 2011 – 2015 and worked in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department at the IMF. Mr. Ahmed was a core member of the IMF’s emerging market surveillance team and led Technical Assistance missions on reserve and debt management.Mr. Ahmed holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Minnesota, an M.Fin. in Quantitative Finance from Princeton University and is a CFA charterholder. Prior to joining the IMF, he worked as an actuary for a global reinsurance company for four years, a research economist for the Central Bank of Turkey and as a visiting scholar at the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. He taught at the Royal School of Administration in Cambodia, the University of Minnesota, and at the South East Asian Central Banks Research and Training Centre (SEACEN).