Aida Hidayah has made my job as Dean of the International Monetary Fund a lot easier. Aside from preparing and editing Board statements, she participated in preparation and editing of journal articles and books. Her work in these areas is exemplary. Her proficiency in English, Arabic, French, and German has been an enormous help to our multi-lingual office in a multi-lingual organization like the IMF. She not only speaks these languages well, but also writes and edits others’ writings in these languages. Her interpersonal skills has made our meetings outside the US always a success, judging by the reaction of governors of central banks and finance ministers. Her calm, confident, and reassuring presence has enormously helped in our office’s tense and highly active environment. As a person, Mrs. Hidayah is a compassionate, considerate, and highly empathic colleague who will not hesitate to go an extra mile to help anyone. She is well read, articulate, and well informed. Overall, she is an excellent colleague and a highly proficient and motivated office manager.
Dean of the International Monetary Fund
Executive Director representing
Afghanistan, Algeria, Ghana, Iran, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia
Aida Hidayah worked for me when I was Executive Director at the IMF during 1990s. She was a very dedicated and hard working executive secretary/assistant. Not only was she multicultural and multilingual, she was also able to perform multitasks efficiently, including proofreading and editing our office reports. She was a very reliable person who achieved all tasks with professionalism and pride. She was a great support to our office.
Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency
I regard Mrs. Hidayah without reservation as being one of the most intelligent and competent assistants. Apart from her excellent foreign language skills, her English being so strong as to be able to correct mine. Her managerial skills are outstanding. Mrs. Hidayah has been a great joy to work with.
Arthur Andersen Shawki & Co.
Chemiewerk Homburg has employed Mrs. Aida Hidayah as foreign correspondent. She handled the extensive company’s correspondence in German, English and French. She prepared and finalized minutes of meetings, internal briefings, and communications. Mrs. Hidayah had quickly made herself thoroughly acquainted with the scientific substance of the vocation. Mrs. Hidayah was very reliable and prompt in her performance.