Central Bank Governors

    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 chairman.  
    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 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 May 11, 2017, 11 central banks were headed by women, either on an interim or full-time basis.
                                            (Updated June 10 with new Uzbekistan chairman)

AFGHANISTAN Da Afghanistan Bank  Khalil Sediq
ALBANIA Bank of Albania Gent Sejko 
ALGERIA Bank of Algeria Mohamed Loukal 
ANGOLA National Bank of Angola Valter Filipe da Silva
ARGENTINA Central Bank of Argentina Federico Sturzenegger
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 Philip Lowe
AUSTRIA European Central Bank  Ewald Nowotny
AZERBAIJAN Central Bank of the Rep. of Azerbaijan Ellman Siraj oglu Rustamov
BAHAMAS Central Bank of the Bahamas John A. Rolle
BAHRAIN Central Bank of Bahrain Rasheed Mohammed Al-Maraj
BANGLADESH Bangladesh Bank  Fazle Kabir
BARBADOS Central Bank of Barbados Cleviston Haynes, acting 
BELARUS National Bank of Rep. of Belarus Pavel Kallaur
BELGIUM European Central Bank  Jan Smets 
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 Senad Softic
BOTSWANA Bank of Botswana Moses Dinekere Pelaelo
BRAZIL Central Bank of Brazil Ilan Goldfajn 
BULGARIA Bulgarian National Bank  Dimitar Radev
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 Joao Serra 
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 Mario Marcel
CHINA People's Bank of China Zhou Xiaochuan
COLOMBIA Central Bank of Colombia Juan Jose Echavarria
COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Roosevelt Skerrit
REPUBLIC OF CONGO  Bank of Central African States Lucas Abaga Nchama
DEMOCRATIC REP. OF THE CONGO 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 Jiri Rusnok 
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 Tarek Amer 
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 Ariff Ali (acting)
FINLAND European Central Bank  Erkki Liikanen
FRANCE European Central Bank  Francois Villeroy de Galhau 
GABON Bank of Central African States Lucas Abaga Nchama
GAMBIA Central Bank of The Gambia Bakary Jammeh 
GEORGIA National Bank of Georgia Giorgi Kadagidze
GERMANY European Central Bank  Jens Weidmann
GHANA Bank of Ghana Ernest Kwamina Yedu Addison
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 Jean Baden Dubois
HONDURAS Central Bank of Honduras Manuel de Jesus Bautista 
HONG KONG Hong Kong Monetary Authority  Norman Chan
HUNGARY Central Bank of Hungary Gyorgy Matolcsy
ICELAND Central Bank of Iceland Mar Gudmundsson
INDIA Reserve Bank of India Urjit Patel 
INDONESIA Bank Indonesia Agus Martowardojo
IRAN Central Bank of Islamic Rep. of Iran Valiollah Seif
IRAQ Central Bank of Iraq Ali Mohsin Ismail
IRELAND European Central Bank  Philip Lane
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 Daniyar Akishev 
KENYA Central Bank of Kenya Patrick Ngugi Njoroge 
KOREA, REPUBLIC OF Bank of Korea Kim Choongsoo
KOSOVO Central Bank of the Republic of Kozovo Bedri Hamza
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 Riad T. Salameh
LESOTHO Central Bank of Lesotho Retselisitsoe Matlanyane (F)
LIBERIA Central Bank of Liberia Milton Weeks
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 Dalitso Kabambe
MALAYSIA Bank Negara Malaysia Muhammad Ibrahim 
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 Abdel Aziz Ould Dahi
MAURITIUS Central Bank of Mauritius Ramesh Basant Roi 
MEXICO Bank of Mexico Agustin Carstens
MOLDOVA National Bank of Moldova Sergiu Cioclea 
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 Rogerio Lucas Zandamela
MYANMAR Central Bank of Myanmar Kyaw Kyaw Maung
NAMIBIA Bank of Namibia Ipumbu Shiimi
NEPAL Nepal Rastra Bank Chiranjibi Nepal
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. pres.)
PAKISTAN State Bank of Pakistan Riaz Riazuddin (acting from May 2)
PALESTINE Palestine Monetary Authority Jihad Khalil Al-Wazir
PAPUA NEW GUINEA Bank of Papua New Guinea Loi Bakani
PARAGUAY Central Bank of Paraguay Carlos Gustavo Fernandez Valdovinos
PERU Central Reserve Bank of Peru Julio Velarde Flores
PHILIPPINES Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Amando M. Tetangco
POLAND National Bank of Poland Adam Glapinski 
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 Ahmed Alkholifey
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 
SOUTH SUDAN Central Bank of South Sudan Othom Rago Ajak
SPAIN European Central Bank  Luis Maria Linde
SRI LANKA Central Bank of Sri Lanka Indrajith Coomaraswamy
SUDAN Central Bank of Sudan Hazim Abdegadir Ahmed Babiker
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 Veerathai Santiprabhob
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 Alvin Hilaire
TUNISIA Central Bank of Tunisia Chedly Ayari
TURKEY Central Bank of Republic of Turkey Murat Cetinkaya
TURKMENISTAN Central Bank of Turkmenistan Merdan Annadurdyyev
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 Yakiv Smoliy (acting as of May 11)
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 Mamarizo Nurmuratov
VANUATU Reserve Bank of Vanuatu Odo Tevi
VENEZUELA Central Bank of Venezuela Richardo Sanguino 
VIETNAM State Bank of Vietnam Le Minh Hung
YEMEN Central Bank of Yemen Monasser Al Quaiti
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 Timothy Antoine 
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 Abbas Mahamat Tolli

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  1. THere is no data for Governor of Nepal.
    Central Bank: Nepal Rastra Bank
    Governor: Dr. Chiranjibi Nepal

  2. Thank you for your contribution, Nepal governor now added to list.

  3. Can you add also the establishment year of the banks?

    1. Interesting idea but it will take a while to put together, however.

  4. please provide me the CVs of last five governors of central Bank of Sweden, Singapore, and Switzerland. this would help me completing my Research...

  5. Any chance for full voting squad of FED with break down to doves / hawks?

    1. Thanks for the question but dove/hawk distinction not only a bit too subjective for this kind of table but then I would also have to do similar details for all other central bank boards. As far as a list of full voting squad, this information is on Fed's website.

  6. can you give the activities and operations of the Central bank of Mauritania?

    1. Thanks for writing to me. I have updated the name of the BCM's governor and will start to track the activities of Mauritania's central bank and see if information about monetary policy stance is communicated regularly.

  7. Da Afghanistan Bank
    Governor Khalil Sediq
    Source: http://dab.gov.af/en/page/about-the-bank/board-of-directors

    1. Thank you very much for your email, name corrected