Wednesday, April 10, 2013

List of Central Bank Governors

    Russia's parliament has confirmed that Elvira Nabiullina will succeed Sergei Ignatyev as governor of the Bank of Russia.  Nabiullina, economic adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin, will take up her new post at Russia's central bank on June 24.
    Following is Central Bank News' list of the chief executives of central banks worldwide. In most cases, central banks have governors as their top executive but in some countries the central bank's main executive is a president or chairman of the board.
    Central Bank News will update the list, found in the website's Central Bank Information section, when new governors take up their positions.

AFGHANISTAN Bank of Afghanistan Noorullah Delawari
ALBANIA Bank of Albania Ardian Fullani
ALGERIA Bank of Algeria Mohammed Laksaci
ANGOLA National Bank of Angola Jose de Lima Massano
ARGENTINA Central Bank of Argentina Mercedes Marco del Pont
ARMENIA Central Bank of Armenia Arthur Javadyan
ARUBA Central Bank of Aruba Jeanette R. Semeleer
AUSTRALIA Reserve Bank of Australia Glenn Stevens
AUSTRIA Austrian National Bank  Ewald Nowotny
AZERBAIJAN Central Bank of the Rep. of Azerbaijan Ellman Siraj oglu Rustamov
BAHAMAS Central Bank of the Bahamas Wendy Craigg
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 Nadezhda Ermakova
BELGIUM National Bank of Belgium Luc Coene
BELIZE Central Bank of Belize Glenford Ysaguirre
BENIN Central Bank of West African States Tiemoko Meyliet Kone
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
BRAZIL Central Bank of Brazil Alexandre Tombini
BULGARIA Bulgarian National Bank  Ivan Kskrov
BURKINA FASO Central Bank of West African States Tiemoko Meyliet Kone
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 Mark Carney (leaves June 1)
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
CONGO Bank of Central African States Lucas Abaga Nchama
CONGO DEM. REP. Central Bank of Congo Jean-Claude Masangu Mulongo
COSTA RICA Central Bank of Costa Rica Rodrigo Bolanos Zamora
CROATIA Croatian National Bank Boris Vujcic
CUBA Central Bank of Cuba Ernesto Medina Villaveiran
CURACAO Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten Emsley Tromp
CYPRUS Central Bank of Cyprus Panicos Demetriades
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
ESTONIA Bank of Estonia Ardo Hansson
EL SALVADOR Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador Carlos Acevedo
ETHIOPIA National Bank of Ethiopia Teklewold Atnafu
EURO AREA European Central Bank Mario Draghi
FIJI Reserve Bank of Fiji Barry Whiteside
FINLAND Bank of Finland Erkki Liikanen
FRANCE Bank of France 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 Deutsche Bundesbank Jens Weidmann
GHANA Bank of Ghana Henry A. Kofi Wampah
GREECE Bank of Greece George Provopoulos
GUATEMALA Bank of Guatemala Edgar Barquin 
GUINEA Central Bank of the Rep. of Guinea Lounceny Nabe
GUINEA-BISSEAU Central Bank of West African States Tiemoko Meyliet Kone
GUYANA Bank of Guyana Lawrence Williams
HAITI Bank of the Republic of Haiti Charles Castel
HONDURAS Central Bank of Honduras Maria Elena Mondragon
HONG KONG Hong Kong Monetary Authority Norman Chan
HUNGARY Central Bank of Hungary Gyorgy Matolscy
ICELAND Central Bank of Iceland Mar Gusmundsson
INDIA Reserve Bank of India Duvvuri Subbarao
INDONESIA Bank Indonesia Agus Martowardojo
IRAN Central Bank of Islamic Rep. of Iran Mahmud Bahmani
IRAQ Central Bank of Iraq Abdul Basit Turki 
IRELAND Central Bank of Ireland Patrick Honohan
ISRAEL Bank of Israel Stanley Fischer
ITALY Bank of Italy Ignazio Visco
JAMAICA Bank of Jamaica Brian Wynter
JAPAN Bank of Japan Haruhiko Kuroda
JORDAN Central Bank of Jordan Ziad Fariz
KAZAKHSTAN National Bank of Kazakhstan Grigori Marchenko
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 Rep. Asankojoeva Zina
LATVIA Bank of Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics
LEBANON Central Bank of Lebanon Raid Salameh
LESOTHO Central Bank of Lesotho Retselisitsoe Matlanyane
LIBERIA Central Bank of Liberia Joseph Mills Jones
LIBYA Central Bank of Libya Saddek Omar Elkaber
LITHUANIA Bank of Lithuania Vitas Vasiliauskas
LUXEMBOURG Central Bank of Luxembourg Gaston Reinesch
MACEDONIA National Bank of the Rep. of Macedonia Dimitar Bogov
MADAGASCAR Central Bank of Madagascar Guy Ratovondrahona
MALAWI Reserve Bank of Malawi Charles Chuka
MALAYSIA Central Bank of Malaysia Zeti Akhtar Aziz
MALTA Central Bank of Malta Josef Bonnici
MAURITANIA Central Bank of Mauritania Sid'Ahmed Ould Raiss
MAURITIUS Central Bank of Mauritius Rundheersing Bheenick
MEXICO Bank of Mexico Agustin Carstens
MOLDOVA National Bank of Moldova Dorin Dragutanu
MONGOLIA Bank of Mongolia Naidansuren Zoljargal 
MOROCCO Bank of Morocco Abdellatif Jouahri
MOZAMBIQUE Bank of Mozambique Ernesto Gove
NAMIBIA Bank of Namibia Ipumbu Shiimi
NETHERLANDS De Nederlandsche Bank Klaas Knot
NEW ZEALAND Reserve Bank of New Zealand Graeme Wheeler
NIGERIA Central Bank of Nigeria Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
NORWAY Norges Bank  Oestein Olsen
PAKISTAN State Bank of Pakistan Yaseen Anwar
PERU Central Reserve Bank of Peru Julio Velarde
PHILIPPINES Central Bank of Philippines Armando Tetangco
POLAND National Bank of Poland Marek Belka
PORTUGAL Bank of Portugal Carlos Costa
QATAR Qatar Central Bank Saud Al-Thani
ROMANIA National Bank of Romania Mugur Isarescu
RUSSIA Bank of Russia Sergei Ignatyev
RWANDA National Bank of Rwanda Rwangombwa John
SAMOA Central Bank of Samoa Atalina Ainuu Enari
SAUDI ARABIA Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority Muhammad Al-Jasser
SERBIA National Bank of Serbia Nebojsa Savic
SEYCHELLES Central Bank of Seychelles Pierre Laporte
SIERRA LEONE Bank of Sierra Leone Sheku Sesay
SINGAPORE Monetary Authority of Singapore Ravi Menon
SLOVAKIA National Bank of Slovakia Jozef Makuch
SLOVENIA Bank of Slovenia Marko Kranjec
SOMALIA Central Bank of Somalia Abdusalam Omer
SOUTH AFRICA South African Reserve Bank Gill Marcus
SOUTH KOREA Bank of Korea Kim Choong Soo
SPAIN Bank of Spain Luis Maria Linde
SRI LANKA Central Bank of Sri Lanka Ajith Nivard Cabraal
SUDAN Central Bank of Sudan Mohamed Khair Elzubair
SWAZILAND Central Bank of Swaziland Margin Diamini
SWEDEN The Riksbank Stefan Ingves
SWITZERLAND Swiss National Bank  Thomas Jordan
TANZANIA Bank of Tanzania Benno Ndulu
TAIWAN Central Bank of the Rep. of China (Taiwan) Fai-Nan Perng
TAJIKISTAN National Bank of Tajikistan Shirinov Abdujabbor
THAILAND Bank of Thailand Prasern Trairatvorakul
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
UAE Central Bank of United Arab Emirates Sultan Nasser Al-Suweidi
UGANDA Bank of Uganda Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile
UKRAINE National Bank of Ukraine Serhiy Abruzov
UNITED KINGDOM Bank of England Mervyn King
URUGUAY Central Bank of Uruguay Mario Bergara Eq
USA Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke
UZBEKISTAN Central Bank of the Rep. of Uzbekistan Fayzulla Mullajanov
VIETNAM State Bank of Vietnam Nguyen Van Binh
ZAMBIA Bank of Zambia Michael Gondwe
ZIMBABWE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Gideon Gono 

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