Mumtaz Hussain has been with the IMF since 2000. He started his Fund career in Strategy and Policy Review department and spent six years working on the policy issues related to IMF program design. He spent the next ten years in operational departments (European and African) to worked on countries with programs as well as surveillance countries. In his various country assignments, he led analytical work in all key economic sectors. In 2016, he moved to the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development to participate in activities related to capacity development. Prior to joining the IMF, he held many professional positions, including a tenured lecturer at the International Islamic University of Pakistan, an adjunct faculty member at Northeastern University, Boston, and a research analyst at Harvard Institute for International Development. Mumtaz’ research interests focus on policy issues facing developing and emerging countries, such as inclusive growth, post-crisis growth recovery, Islamic banking and finance, and natural resource wealth management.