January 27, 2017

International Monetary Fund Names Next Ombuds

The international financial aid organization has appointed Thomas Zgambo as its next Ombudsperson. Zgambo is expected to serve an initial appointment of two years and can be extended to seven years.  Here's a portion of the IMF announcement:

Mr. Zgambo joins the Fund from the World Bank Group where he has served as Ombudsman since 2007. Prior to that, he spent six years as the Corporate Ombudsman at Coca Cola Enterprises, and before that, three years as an Ombudsman and Training Specialist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was also a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, teaching negotiation and conflict management. Thomas is a past President of The Ombudsman Association, now the International Ombudsman Association. He holds a Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry and Materials Science from the University of North Texas and an MBA in Management of Technology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Zgambo’s appointment was unanimously recommended by a selection panel comprising staff from HRD, LEG, and the SAC.
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  1. Well done big brother. God bless you

  2. Yay, Thomas! So much for retirement, huh?

  3. They couldn't have selected a more qualified person. Thomas, as usual, will do a fantastic job at the IMF!!