Business World Bank's Georgieva to be first IMF chief from emerging economy Updated : September 25, 2019 02:42 PM IST Georgieva has built a reputation during her time at the World Bank as a tenacious straight-shooter, champion of gender equality and leader in the global fight against climate change. Before her appointment at the World Bank, Georgieva held numerous senior European Commission posts. Georgieva, backed by French President Emmanuel Macron, last month won support from the rest of the European Union, as well as tacit backing from the United States. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.