Miranda Xafa has served as a Member of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC (2004-09), where she had previously worked as a staff member (1980-90). She has also served as chief economic advisor to Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis (1991-93), and as a financial market analyst at Salomon Brothers/Citigroup in London (1994-03). She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and has taught economics at the Universities of Pennsylvania and Princeton. She has published several articles and papers on international economic and financial issues. Currently, Xafa is CEO of E.F. Consulting, an Athens-based advisory firm focusing on Eurozone economic and financial issues.