Antoinette Monsio Sayeh '79
Antoinette Monsio Sayeh '79 is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development and previously served as director of the African Department of the International Monetary Fund from 2008 to 2016, enhancing its relationship with sub-Saharan African member countries. As Minister of Finance in post-conflict Liberia, a position she held from 2006 until 2008, Sayeh led the country through clearance of its long-standing external debt arrears and significantly strengthened its public finances. Before becoming Minister of Finance in Liberia, she worked in a variety of economist, managerial, and advisory roles at the World Bank.
Sayeh holds a B.A. with honors in economics from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in international economic relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. Sayeh previously served on the Swarthmore's Alumni Council and has one son.