Israeli bank chief interested in IMF job

Israel’s central bank chief, Stanley Fischer, is interested in the top job at the International Monetary Fund.

Fischer said he would consider accepting it if he won election to the job. He confirmed that during remarks he made May 31 in an address at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev as part of its 41st annual Board of Governors meeting.

“All of the press has been very nice to read compared to what is usually in the Israeli press, but, when I was job hunting at MIT, the professors there taught: ‘Don’t accept a nomination you haven’t been offered yet,’” he said.

Nominations for the position vacated by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who resigned after being arrested in New York City and charged with the sexual assault of a hotel maid, will be accepted until June 10. — jta