Ivar Rooth

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Ivar Rooth
2nd Managing Director of the IMF
In office
3 August 1951 – 3 October 1956
Preceded byCamille Gutt
Succeeded byPer Jacobsson
Governor of the Swedish National Bank
In office
1929–1948
Preceded byVictor Moll
Succeeded byKlas Böök
Personal details
Born(1888-11-02)2 November 1888
Stockholm, Sweden
Died27 February 1972(1972-02-27) (aged 83)
Lidingö, Sweden
NationalitySwedish
Alma materUppsala University
ProfessionLawyer, economist

Ivar Rooth (2 November 1888 – 27 February 1972) was a Swedish lawyer and economist. He served as Governor of the Swedish National Bank from 1929 to 1948 and as the second Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 1951 to 1956. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Bank of International Settlements.

Rooth died in Sweden on 27 February 1972 at the age of 83.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ivar Rooth Dies; Swedish Banker; Led World Monetary Fund From 1951 to 1956", New York Times, February 29, 1972.