Africa Training Institute Staff

L. Effie Psalida

Director of the Africa Training Institute and Coordinator of AFRITAC South.

Effie Psalida is the IMF Africa Training Institute Director as of July 2015.
She joined the International Monetary Fund in 1992 and most recently served in the Institute for Capacity Development as Chief of the Global Partnerships Division. Ms. Psalida has worked on countries in Africa, Central and East Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.


Jaromir Hurnik

Assistant Director at the Africa Training Institute.

Prior to joining the ATI, he worked at the Join Vienna Institute (Senior Economist) and the Czech National Bank. Since 2005 he has also worked as an IMF expert providing technical assistance in the area of economic modelling and forecasting to central banks in Eastern Europe and Africa. Jaromir has a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in economics from
Charles University in Prague, and his research is mostly related to monetary policy and macro-economic modelling.

73545200_1Charline Ramspacher
Lecturer at the Africa Training Institute.

Before joining the Institute in September 2016, Charline Ramspacher was a senior policy advisor at the Central Bank of Luxembourg. In this role she was a member of various Eurosystem committees on market infrastructures and payment systems. There she contributed to the successful reorganization of collateral practices among European national central banks. Charline joined the Central Bank of Luxembourg in 2010 from Clearstream Banking Luxembourg, an International central security depository, where she had held the position of assistant vice president in network management. Prior to this, Charline held various front office positions at the Goldman Sachs Group in the US and London. She holds an MBA and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, both from Temple University in the US.

ijnield1608054x5-5Ian James Nield

Lecturer at the Africa Training Institute.

Prior to joining ATI in October 2016 Ian Nield was the Monetary Operations Advisor with the IMF’s Bangkok-based Technical Assistance Office for Lao PDR and Myanmar. Ian worked extensively in Myanmar with both the central bank and the Ministry of Finance and Planning across the broad range of functions covered by Monetary Operations. In Lao he worked with the authorities on a number of topics and delivered a series of courses with the common theme of monetary operations. Ian has worked “in and around” financial stability for some 20 years, primarily taking a pragmatic approach to solve problems. In his professional life he has been a research scientist, university lecturer, fund manager, stock broker, and during 1998-2013 a senior official with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Ian studied at the University of Waikato in New Zealand and at Cranfield University in England. He read Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics at Waikato where he was awarded an MSc (Hons) degree. At Cranfield he read Physics for his PhD. Ian is married with four children and has a wide range of interests outside the office.

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