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Lin Jianhai Wikipedia
Lin Jianhai (Chinese: 林建海; pinyin: Līn Jìanhǎi) is a Chinese economist and first-ever Secretary-General of the International Monetary Fund from China. He was appointed this position in March 2012. Lin previously served senior positions in the Secretary's, Finance, Policy Development and Review, and Asian and Pacific Departments. He has worked at the IMF since 1989 and manages the Secretary Department which is the operations arm of the Executive Board.
As the Secretary-General of the IMF, Lin oversees the Secretary's Department that has operational responsibility for the 24-member Executive Board, and serves as the official contact point of the IMF's 189 member countries on institutional matters, including work of the Board of Governors.
Lin studied at the University of International Business and Economics (Beijing) in Beijing, China, and at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his doctorate in international finance from the George Washington University.