A senior official of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has resigned to rejoin the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Tuesday.
HKMA executive director of economic research He Dong will become IMF deputy director of monetary and capital markets.
His resignation will take effect on Oct. 18, the HKMA said on its website.
He holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Cambridge and has done research particularly on financial markets and macroeconomics on Hong Kong and mainland China.
Before joining the HKMA in 2004 as an executive in charge of foreign affairs, he had served as a senior IMF economist.
In May 2006, He was appointed to the HKMA economic research department before being promoted to executive director in 2009.
HKMA chief executive Norman Chan praised He for his contribution to enhancing the research capability of Hong Kong’s de facto central bank.
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