Sunday, February 15, 2015

Central Bank Governors - updated with new Zambia governor

    Following is a list of chief executives of 190 national central banks and monetary authorities. In most cases, the chief executive is a governor but the function can also be held by a president or a chairman/chairwoman.  
    Some countries join a regional central bank, such as the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) or the European Central Bank (ECB), and in these cases the name of the regional bank is listed instead of the name of the national central bank.
    For members of BEAC, the name of the BEAC governor is listed, not the representatives from the member national central banks. For the other three regional central banks, the names listed are those of the national representatives in the regional body.
    (F) denotes a female chief executive. As of Jan. 19, 2015, 16 central banks were headed by women, either on an interim or full-time basis. 

                            (Last updated Feb. 14 , 2015 with new Zambia governor)

AFGHANISTAN Bank of Afghanistan Noorullah Delawari
ALBANIA Bank of Albania Gent Sejko 
ALGERIA Bank of Algeria Mohammed Laksaci
ANGOLA National Bank of Angola Jose Pedro de Morais 
ARGENTINA Central Bank of Argentina Alejandro Vanoli 
ANGUILLA  Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Hubert Hughes
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Harold Lovell
ARMENIA Central Bank of Armenia Arthur Javadyan
ARUBA Central Bank of Aruba Jeanette R. Semeleer (F)
AUSTRALIA Reserve Bank of Australia Glenn Stevens
AUSTRIA European Central Bank  Ewald Nowotny
AZERBAIJAN Central Bank of the Rep. of Azerbaijan Ellman Siraj oglu Rustamov
BAHAMAS Central Bank of the Bahamas Wendy Craigg (F)
BAHRAIN Central Bank of Bahrain Rasheed Mohammed Al-Maraj
BANGLADESH Bangladesh Bank  Atiur Rahman
BARBADOS Central Bank of Barbados DeLisle Worrell
BELARUS National Bank of the Rep. of Belarus Pavel Kallaur
BELGIUM European Central Bank  Luc Coene (term ends March 10, 2015)
BELIZE Central Bank of Belize Glenford Ysaguirre
BENIN  Central Bank of West African States Evariste Sebastian Bonou
BERMUDA Bermuda Monetary Authority Jeremy Cox (chief executive)
BHUTAN Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan Daw Tenzin
BOLIVIA Central Bank of Bolivia Marcelo Zabalaga 
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA Central Bank of Bosnia & Herzegovina Kemal Kozaric
BOTSWANA Bank of Botswana Linah Mohohlo (F)
BRAZIL Central Bank of Brazil Alexandre Tombini
BULGARIA Bulgarian National Bank  Ivan Iskrov
BURKINA FASO  Central Bank of West African States Charles Luanga Ki-Zerbo
BURUNDI Bank of the Republic of Burundi Jean Ciza
CAMBODIA National Bank of Cambodia Chea Chanto
CAMEROON  Bank of Central African States Lucas Abaga Nchama
CANADA Bank of Canada Stephen Poloz 
CAYMAN ISLANDS Cayman Islands Monetary Authority George McCarthy
CAPE VERDE Bank of Cape Verde Carlos Burgo
CEN. AFRICAN REPUBLIC Bank of Central African States Lucas Abaga Nchama
CHAD Bank of Central African States Lucas Abaga Nchama
CHILE Central Bank of Chile Rodrigo Vergara
CHINA People's Bank of China Zhou Xiaochuan
COLOMBIA Central Bank of Colombia Jose Dario Uribe Escobar
COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Roosevelt Skerrit
CONGO Bank of Central African States Lucas Abaga Nchama
CONGO DEM. REP. Central Bank of Congo Deogratias Mutombo Nyembo
COSTA RICA Central Bank of Costa Rica Olivier Castro 
CROATIA Croatian National Bank Boris Vujcic
CUBA Central Bank of Cuba Ernesto Medina Villaveiran
CURACAO & ST. MAARTEN Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten Emsley Tromp
CYPRUS European Central Bank  Chrystalla Georghadji (F)
CZECH REPUBLIC Czech National Bank Miroslav Singer
DENMARK National Bank of Denmark Lars Rohde
DOMINICAN REPL. Central Bank of the Dominican Rep. Hector Valdez Albizu
ECUADOR Central Bank of Ecuador Pedro Delgado
EGYPT Central Bank of Egypt Hisham Ramez Abdel Hafez
EL SALVADOR Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador Oscar Cabrera 
EQUATORIAL GUINEA Bank of Central African States Lucas Abaga Nchama
ESTONIA European Central Bank  Ardo Hansson
ETHIOPIA National Bank of Ethiopia Teklewold Atnafu
FIJI Reserve Bank of Fiji Barry Whiteside
FINLAND European Central Bank  Erkki Liikanen
FRANCE European Central Bank  Christian Noyer
GABON Bank of Central African States Lucas Abaga Nchama
GAMBIA Central Bank of The Gambia Amadou Colley
GEORGIA National Bank of Georgia Giorgi Kadagidze
GERMANY European Central Bank  Jens Weidmann
GHANA Bank of Ghana Henry A. Kofi Wampah
GREECE European Central Bank  Yannis Stournaras 
GRENADA Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Keith Mitchell
GUATEMALA Bank of Guatemala Julio Roberto Suarez War
GUINEA Central Bank of the Rep. of Guinea Lounceny Nabe
GUINEA-BISSEAU Central Bank of West African States Joao Alaje Mamadu Fadia
GUYANA Bank of Guyana Gobind Ganga
HAITI Bank of the Republic of Haiti Charles Castel
HONDURAS Central Bank of Honduras Maria Elena Mondragon (F)
HONG KONG Hong Kong Monetary Authority  Norman Chan
HUNGARY Central Bank of Hungary Gyorgy Matolcsy
ICELAND Central Bank of Iceland Mar Gusmundsson
INDIA Reserve Bank of India Raghuram Rajan
INDONESIA Bank Indonesia Agus Martowardojo
IRAN Central Bank of Islamic Rep. of Iran Valiollah Seif
IRAQ Central Bank of Iraq Abdul Basit Turki 
IRELAND European Central Bank  Patrick Honohan
ISRAEL Bank of Israel Karnit Flug (F) 
ITALY European Central Bank  Ignazio Visco
IVORY COAST Central Bank of West African States Jean-Baptiste Aman
JAMAICA Bank of Jamaica Brian Wynter
JAPAN Bank of Japan Haruhiko Kuroda
JORDAN Central Bank of Jordan Ziad Fariz
KAZAKHSTAN National Bank of Kazakhstan Kairat Kelimbetov
KENYA Central Bank of Kenya Njuguna Ndung'u
KOREA, REPUBLIC OF Bank of Korea Kim Choongsoo
KOSOVO Central Bank of the Republic of Kozovo Gani Gerguri
KUWAIT Central Bank of Kuwait Mohammad Yusef Al-Hashel
KYRGYZSTAN National Bank of the Kyrgyz Repl. Abdygulov T. Meimanaliev 
LATVIA Bank of Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics
LAOS (Lao People's Dem. Repl.) Bank of the Lao P.D. R. Somphao Phaysith
LEBANON Central Bank of Lebanon Raid Salameh
LESOTHO Central Bank of Lesotho Retselisitsoe Matlanyane (F)
LIBERIA Central Bank of Liberia Joseph Mills Jones
LIBYA Central Bank of Libya Saddek Omar Elkaber
LITHUANIA Bank of Lithuania Vitas Vasiliauskas
LUXEMBOURG European Central Bank  Gaston Reinesch
MACAO Monetary Authority of Macao Anselmo Teng
MACEDONIA National Bank of the Rep. of Macedonia Dimitar Bogov
MADAGASCAR Central Bank of Madagascar Rasolofondraibe Alain Herve
MALAWI Reserve Bank of Malawi Charles Chuka
MALAYSIA Bank Negara Malaysia Zeti Akhtar Aziz (F)
MALDIVES Maldives Monetary Authority Azeema Adam (F) 
MALI Central Bank of West African States Konzo Traore
MALTA European Central Bank  Josef Bonnici
MAURITANIA Central Bank of Mauritania Sid'ahmed Ould Raiss
MAURITIUS Central Bank of Mauritius Ramesh Basant Roi 
MEXICO Bank of Mexico Agustin Carstens
MOLDOVA National Bank of Moldova Dorin Dragutanu
MONGOLIA Bank of Mongolia Naidansuren Zoljargal 
MONTENEGRO Central Bank of Montenegro Milojica Dakic
MONTSERRAT Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Reuben T Meade
MOROCCO Bank of Morocco Abdellatif Jouahri
MOZAMBIQUE Bank of Mozambique Ernesto Gove
MYANMAR Central Bank of Myanmar Kyaw Kyaw Maung
NAMIBIA Bank of Namibia Ipumbu Shiimi
NETHERLANDS European Central Bank  Klaas Knot
NEW ZEALAND Reserve Bank of New Zealand Graeme Wheeler
NICARAGUA Central Bank of Nicaragua Leonardo Ovidio Reyes Ramirez
NIGER Central Bank of West African States Mahamadou Gado
NIGERIA Central Bank of Nigeria Godwin Emefiele 
NORWAY Norges Bank  Oeystein Olsen
OMAN Central Bank of Oman Hamood Sangour Al Zadjali (exec. president)
PAKISTAN State Bank of Pakistan Ashraf Wathra 
PALESTINE Palestine Monetary Authority Jihad Khalil Al-Wazir
PAPUA NEW GUINEA Bank of Papua New Guinea Loi Bakani
PARAGUAY Central Bank of Paraguay Jorge Raul Corvalan
PERU Central Reserve Bank of Peru Julio Velarde Flores
PHILIPPINES Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Amando M. Tetangco
POLAND National Bank of Poland Marek Belka
PORTUGAL European Central Bank  Carlos Costa
QATAR Qatar Central Bank Abdullah Saud Al-Thani
ROMANIA National Bank of Romania Mugur Isarescu
RUSSIA Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina (F)
RWANDA National Bank of Rwanda John Rwangombwa 
SAMOA Central Bank of Samoa Atalina Ainuu Enari (F)
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Central Bank of Sao Tome and Principe Maria do Carmo Silveira (F)
SAINT LUCIA Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Kenny D. Anthony
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Denzil L. Douglas
SAINT VINCENT & GRANADINES Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Ralph Gonsalves
SAN MARINO Central Bank of the Republic of San Marino Renato Clarizia
SAUDI ARABIA Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority Fahad al-Mubarak
SENEGAL Central Bank of West African States Mamadou Camara 
SERBIA National Bank of Serbia Jorgovanka Tabakovic (F)
SEYCHELLES Central Bank of Seychelles Caroline Abel (F)
SIERRA LEONE Bank of Sierra Leone Momodu Lamin Kargbo
SINGAPORE Monetary Authority of Singapore Ravi Menon
SLOVAKIA European Central Bank  Jozef Makuch
SLOVENIA European Central Bank  Bostjan Jazbec 
SOLOMON ISLANDS Central Bank of Solomon Islands Denton Rarawa
SOMALIA Central Bank of Somalia Bashir Issa Ali 
SOUTH AFRICA South African Reserve Bank  Lesetja Kganyago 
SOUTH KOREA Bank of Korea  Lee Ju-yeol 
SPAIN European Central Bank  Luis Maria Linde
SRI LANKA Central Bank of Sri Lanka Arjuna Mahendran 
SUDAN Central Bank of Sudan Abdel Rahman Hassan
SWAZILAND Central Bank of Swaziland Majozi Sithole 
SWEDEN The Riksbank Stefan Ingves
SWITZERLAND Swiss National Bank  Thomas Jordan
SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC Central Bank of Syria Adib Mayaleh
TANZANIA Bank of Tanzania Benno Ndulu
TAIWAN Central Bank of the Rep. of China  Fai-Nan Perng
TAJIKISTAN National Bank of Tajikistan Abdujabbor Shirinov
THAILAND Bank of Thailand Prasern Trairatvorakul
TOGOLESE REPUBLIC Central Bank of Togo Kossi Tenou
TONGA National Reserve Bank of Tonga Sione Ngongo Kioa 
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago Jwala Rambarran
TUNISIA Central Bank of Tunisia Chedly Ayari
TURKEY Central Bank of Republic of Turkey Erdem Basci
TURKMENISTAN Central Bank of Turkmenistan Gochmurad Muradov 
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Central Bank of United Arab Emirates Mubarak Rashid al-Mansouri 
UGANDA Bank of Uganda Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile
UKRAINE National Bank of Ukraine Valeriia Gontareva (F)
UNITED KINGDOM Bank of England Mark Carney
URUGUAY Central Bank of Uruguay Mario Bergara 
United States of America Federal Reserve Janet Yellen (F)
UZBEKISTAN Central Bank of the Rep. of Uzbekistan Fayzulla Mullajanov
VANUATU Reserve Bank of Vanuatu Odo Tevi
VENEZUELA Central Bank of Venezuela Eudomar Tovar
VIETNAM State Bank of Vietnam Nguyen Van Binh
YEMEN Central Bank of Yemen Mohammed Awad Bin Hammam
ZAMBIA Bank of Zambia Denny Kalyala
ZIMBABWE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe John Mangudya
EUROSYSTEM European Central Bank  Mario Draghi
E. CARIBBEAN CUR. UNION Eastern Caribbean Central Bank K. Dwight Venner
W. AFRICAN ECO & MON UNION Central Bank of West African States Tiemoko Meyliet Kone
ECO & MON COM OF C. AFRICA Bank of Central African States Lucas Abaga Nchama

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