The American University in Bulgaria will award Dr. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.
A reception with Dr. Georgieva, AUBG faculty, staff, students, and special guests will follow after the ceremony.
Dr. Georgieva currently serves as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, a position she was selected for on September 25, 2019 and has served as since October 1, 2019. Before joining the Fund, Dr. Georgieva was CEO of the World Bank from January 2017 to September 2019, during which time she also served as Interim President of the World Bank Group for three months.
Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1953, Dr. Georgieva holds a Ph.D in Economic Science and a M.A. in Political Economy and Sociology from the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, where she was an Associate Professor between 1977 and 1993. During her academic career, she was visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The official media partner of the event is NOVA.
Learn more about Dr. Kristalina Georgieva here.