Holger Flörkemeier joined the JVI as Deputy Director in September 2017. Previously, he was a Deputy Division Chief in the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development, leading the Regional Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) team. Having joined the International Monetary Fund in 2002, he has held positions in the African, the European, and the Middle East and Central Asian Departments, working on IMF-supported programs and surveillance relations in close to 20 member countries, including Russia (2012-13), Greece (2010-12), Serbia (2009-10), Georgia and Armenia (2006-09). Before joining the IMF, he was an assistant professor for statistics and empirical economic research at Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, Germany, and worked in several roles in the market research field. Holger has a doctorate in economics from Albert-Ludwigs-University and is a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA).