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Representation in the International Monetary Fund



  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • Luxembourg
  • Armenia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Georgia
  • Israël
  • Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Romania
  • Ukraine

Executive director

Anthony DE LANNOY (BE)
tel. +1 202 623 4640


Dries COOLS (BE)
tel. +1 202 623 4591
e-mail :

Biography Anthony De Lannoy

Anthony De Lannoy, Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC, has long experience in international economic and financial topics.

Mr. De Lannoy joined the Executive Board of the IMF on November 1, 2016.  As one of the 24 Executive Directors he represents Armenia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Israel, Luxembourg, FYR of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Romania, and Ukraine. 

Between November 2014 and October 2016 Mr. De Lannoy worked for the Belgian Minister of Finance, first serving as Financial Sector Advisor and as of April 2015 as Deputy Director Economic and Financial Policy. As Deputy Director he led a team of advisors with expertise in public finances, the financial sector, and international economic policy. Mr. De Lannoy was also a member of the Strategic Committee of the Belgian Debt Agency, and between April 2015 and January 2016 he was a rapporteur in the High Level Expert Group on the Future of the Belgian Financial Sector. 

Before joining the office of the Minister of Finance Mr. De Lannoy worked at the National Bank of Belgium in the Prudential Policy and Financial Stability Department. 

Between October 2009 and April 2014 Mr. De Lannoy was appointed as an Advisor to the Executive Director at the IMF, first in the former Belgian Constituency and later in the Dutch-Belgian Constituency. While at the IMF he joined several Article IV and FSAP missions to Belgium. 

Before going to the IMF Mr. De Lannoy held the position of International Economic and Financial Policy Advisor to the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance from March 2006 until August 2009. His responsibilities included topics related to ECOFIN, the IMF, the World Bank, and other Multilateral Development Banks. Between July 2004 and March 2006 Mr. De Lannoy worked in the International Cooperation and Financial Stability Department at the National Bank of Belgium.

Mr. De Lannoy began his career working for the Belgian NGO Trias as Microfinance Advisor in the

Democratic Republic of Congo in 2003-2004 and as a financial and country risk analyst in the International Risk Analysis Department at KBC Bank from August 2000 to March 2003, where he assisted in developing the bank’s response to the Turkish crises of end 2000 and early 2001. 

Mr. De Lannoy holds a Master’s degree in International Business Economics from the KU Leuven and a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp. 


Dries Cools is the Belgian advisor in the Dutch-Belgian constituency office at the IMF. Prior to this position, Dries was a bank regulation policy advisor at the National Bank of Belgium and before that, an advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Finance, focusing on economic and financial regulation. Dries started his career as an associate at the London and Brussels offices of the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Dries holds a master’s degree in law from the KULeuven and Harvard Law School and a master’s degree in philosophy from the KULeuven. Dries holds publications in political philosophy and prudential regulation.