The chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Gita Gopinath is one of the prominent women of 2020, in the Indian edition of the prestigious magazine "Vogue".
The 48-year-old Indo-American, Gita Gopinath, has been voted the world opinion leader by Vogue India.
She is the first woman to hold this position within the economic institution, after taking office in January 2019, a year before the COVID-19 pandemic shook the global economy, causing an unprecedented crisis.
Since then, she has regularly called on countries to spend to help the economy recover and support populations, expressing regret over rising inequalities.
"Some decisions can no longer be postponed. A greener recovery is needed to prevent catastrophic risks from climate change. "In the future, the world needs to be less unequal, with universal access to education, health care and social safety nets," Gopinath told Vogue.
Prior to joining the IMF, Gita Gopinath was a professor of economics at Harvard University.
From the beginning of his career Gopinath was part of the American Academy of Sciences and Econometrics being awarded a prestigious award by the University of Washington. In 2019, "Foreign Policy" selects her as one of the women whose opinions have a global impact. In 2014 he was selected as one of the 25 best economists under the age of 45 by the IMF and in 2011 he was selected as one of the New Global Leaders (YGL) by the International Economic Forum. The Indian Government has also awarded him the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Prize, one of the most prestigious awards given to Indians living outside India. Prior to joining Harvard University in 2005, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago.