Ousmène Jacques Mandeng has worked more than 20 years in the financial sector and international organisations on international investment and economic and economic policy analyses. He had senior roles with Prudential Asset Management, UBS Investment Bank and Ashmore Investment Management covering official financial institutions globally. He worked at the International Monetary Fund, last as Deputy Division Chief coordinating work on IMF lending policies and use of IMF resources and on Latin America including as a Resident Representative. He has commented periodically in the financial press and presented in leading international forums on the increasing importance of emerging markets, actual and pending reforms of the international monetary system, long term asset allocation and the relationship between public policies and capital markets developments. He is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee. Ousmène was educated at Toulouse Business School, France, and Cambridge University, England and now conducts research on monetary and central bank reforms at the London School of Economics. He divides his time between Berlin and London.