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European Department Deputy Director, IMF
Mr. Arvanitis joined the IMF in 1994 and is Deputy Director in the European Department. He currently oversees the IMF’s work on several countries, including Poland, Romania, Serbia, Belarus, and Ukraine. Previously, he was in the Strategy, Policy and Review Department in charge of the Emerging Markets division, where he was involved in the design ofthe IMF’slending policies and monitoring of IMF-supported programs.Thanos was born in Athens, Greece, and studied economics at the Athens School of Economics and University of Rochester where he received his Ph.D in 1994.