Dr Christian Beddies was the Chief Executive Officer of Payserv Zimbabwe, a wholly owned subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange listed firm, Cambria Africa. Prior to this appointment, he served as the IMF representative to Zimbabwe. He joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1998 and is currently the IMF Resident Representative in Zimbabwe. He was previously Deputy Division Chief in the Middle East and Central Asia Department and Mission Chief to the Kyrgyz Republic and has worked on a broad range of countries, in transition, emerging market, and low-income, including in Africa (Botswana, Namibia, Ghana, and The Gambia). Prior to his assignment on Central Asia, he worked in the IMF’s Strategy Policy and Review Department, designing policies on debt relief, debt sustainability, and debt limits, as well as representing the IMF at Paris Club meetings. Dr. Beddies is a national of Germany and holds a PhD in economics from the University of London’s Queen Mary College and a Masters in Economics from Ludwig Maximilians University Munich.