Najla Nakhle is an economist and head of the Local Office of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Beirut. Previously, she was an economic specialist and a component leader for the Education Development Project at the Ministry of Education --World Bank Loan #7010-- and Research Analyst at BLOMINVEST Bank sal. Likewise, she was an instructor of Economics at the Antonine University and before that at the American University of Beirut. Ms. Nakhle holds a Master in Financial Economics from the American University of Beirut.