Mr. Mati, a national of Algeria, joined the IMF in 2002 under the Economist Program and has gained extensive experience as a macroeconomist during his career. He has worked in the Middle East and Central Asia, European, and Fiscal Affairs Departments, covering a wide range of countries including Indonesia, Lebanon, Mauritania, Turkey, and most recently as the Mission Chief on Tunisia. Since 2017,
Mr. Mati is the IMF’s Senior Resident Representative and Mission Chief for Nigeria, leading and managing the IMF country work here. His research and publications focus on financial crises, fiscal policy, subsidy reform, capital flows, and trade and inclusive growth. Mr. Mati holds an MBA in International Finance and a Ph.D in Economics from the George Washington University in Washington DC.