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Elena Michaels (Board Secretary)

Section Chief, Membership Engagement Division, Secretary's Department, the International Monetary Fund

Washington, DC USA

Elena Michaels joined the International Monetary Fund in 2001, and works with the Executive Board in the areas of corporate governance, budget management and human resources. A New Zealand national, Elena previously worked at the New Zealand Treasury, Ministry of Economic Development and Department of Justice. As a visiting scholar in the Governmental Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, Elena studied government reinvention and public/private partnerships in a variety of contexts. She holds Masters in Political Science and Governmental Studies from Victoria University of New Zealand. Her most unlikely career moment to date has involved wearing a clown suit while typing a letter dictated by a man riding around the office on a unicycle.