IMF — International Monetary Fund — is an organization of 187 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
Shameful for this organisation that its head — Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, 62 – has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a New York hotel maid.
Strauss-Kahn was pulled off an Air France flight destined for Paris at John F. Kennedy International Airport and taken into custody following which his office published a statement on the IMF website.
“IMF Managing Director Strauss-Kahn was arrested in New York City. Mr. Strauss-Kahn has retained legal counsel, and the IMF has no comment on the case; all inquiries will be referred to his personal lawyer and to the local authorities,” Caroline Atkinson, Director of External Relations said.
She added: “The IMF remains fully functioning and operational.”
A former French finance minister, national legislator and economics professor in Paris, Strauss-Kahn became the IMF’s 10th managing director in November 2007. He is also chairman of the IMF executive board.
However, it is not the first controversy for Strauss-Kahn who has had an improper relationship with a female employee even at the time of joining IMF. Another Shiney Ahuja this!