Reza comes from the IMF where he was an International Economist Consultant in their Singapore Regional Training Institute. Prior to this, he was an Executive Director and Chief ASEAN Economist for Global Macro Research at Goldman Sachs (Singapore) Pte. He has also held a variety of other positions at the IMF, the ADB, the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office, the SEACEN Center, and in academia at the Department of Economics, National University of Singapore, and at the School of Economics, University of Adelaide, Australia.
Reza has a Ph.D. (and M.A.) in economics from Brown University and a B.A. major in economics with minor in mathematics from Boston University.