Dr. Metzgen has over 25 years’ experience of working in senior financial and economic advisory roles. She worked for the International Monetary Fund (“IMF”) for 20 years until May 2011, most recently as Assistant Director in their Finance Department where she managed a US$20 billion investment portfolio.
Prior to joining the IMF, Dr. Metzgen worked at Merrill Lynch as Vice President of International Credit; the Federal Reserve Bank of New York serving as Division Chief of Foreign Exchange and Gold; and at the Central Bank of Barbados as a senior economist.
Dr. Metzgen has published reports on Belize’s economy and financial sector, most recently a United Nations-financed study examining the impact of the loss of correspondent banking relationships on Belize and other Caribbean countries. Dr. Metzgen has a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University; a Masters in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs, Princeton University; as well as a M.A. in Economics (with Distinction) from McGill University.
Dr. Metzgen is also a non-executive director of CIHL and Belize Bank International Limited.