Alberto Jiménez de Lucio is a Peruvian national, joined the International Monetary Fund in May 1993 as an Alternate Executive Director. Afterwards he became a long term expert in Tonga for the Monetary and Exchange Department, and later he joined the Statistics Department. He spent 20 years working as Senior Economist in the Government Finance Division, until his retirement at the end of 2017. He is the author of the Government Finance Statistics Compilation Guide for Developing Countries. Prior to joining the Fund he worked four and a half years as Project Manager for Mexico and Central America at the World Bank. Previously, he worked for 15 years at the Central Bank of Peru, mostly as an economist and manager in the Economic Studies Division. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the Catholic University of Peru, a Master of Arts degree (and Ph. D. candidate) from Cornell University, and a master in Business Administration from Stanford University.