The development and direction of the EMF is guided by an Advisory Board made up of senior leaders from the private and public sectors and academia. The Advisory Board is chaired by Gautam Kaji, Chairman of the Centennial Group. Its members include:
Former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Mr. Camdessus is the Honorary Governor of Banque de France and Personal Representative of President Chirac for the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). He is a member of the Commission for Africa, chaired by the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair. Mr. Camdessus was the Chairman of the World Panel on Financing Water Infrastructure (report: ‘Financing Water for All’; Kyoto, March 2003). Mr. Camdessus served as Managing Director of the IMF for 13 years between 1987 and 2000, the longest tenure in the Fund’s history. Previously, Mr. Camdessus had been Governor of the Bank of France (1984-1987) and Director of the French Treasury (1982-1984) where he began his career in 1960. He has held the Chairmanship of the Paris Club and of the Monetary Committee of the European Economic Community. Mr. Camdessus was educated at the University of Paris and earned postgraduate degrees in economics at the Institute of Political Studies of Paris (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris) and the National School of Administration (ENA)
Fidel Valdez Ramos
Former President of the Republic of the Philippines, Mr. Ramos is Chairman of the Ramos Peace and Development Foundation, a Trustee of the International Crisis Group (ICG), Honorary Director of the Douglas MacArthur Foundation among many other private sector roles. Mr. Ramos remains influential in Philippine politics and South-East Asian affairs. Mr Ramos served as President of the Republic of the Philippines between 1992 and 1998. He is known for saving his nation from a power crisis, leading major economic reforms and promoting liberal democracy in Asia. Mr. Ramos’ term was one of rapid growth and prosperity. For his work towards a peace settlement with communist rebels, he won the UNESCO Peace Prize—the first for Asians. Mr. Ramos served in the Philippine Army holding every post from second-lieutenant to Commander-in-Chief. Mr Ramos graduated from University of Illinois and the United States Military Academy. He also earned his Master’s in National Security Administration from the National Defense College of the Philippines and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Ateneo de Manila University
Mr. Haruhiko Kuroda is the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Chairperson of ADB’s Board of Directors. Prior to his appointment to the ADB in 2004, Mr. Kuroda served as Special Advisor to the Cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi. Previously, Mr. Kuroda had been Director-General of the International Bureau and served as Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs between 1997 and 2003. During his tenure, Mr. Kuroda led a strong response to the Asian Financial Crisis and created the Chiang Mai Initiative. He has worked for over four decades at the IMF, the Japanese Ministry of Finance and as a Professor at the graduate school of economics at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. Mr. Kuroda holds a BA in Law from the University of Tokyo and a Master of Philosophy in Economics from the University of Oxford. He has authored several books on monetary policy, exchange rate, international finance policy coordination, international taxation and international negotiations.