Bankers of the Year
The world’s leading financial publisher Global Finance publishes a list of top bankers based on best central bank governors every year.
According to the Central Banker Report Cards of 2018, 90 central bankers were graded. Grades are based on an “A” to “F” scale for success in areas such as inflation control, economic growth goals, currency stability and interest rate management. (“A” represents an excellent performance down through “F” for outright failure.) Subjective criteria also apply. This year bankers from 16 different countries fell under the A category.
The Central Bankers earning an “A” grade in the Global Finance Central Banker Report Card are:
Australia - Philip Lowe
Chile - Mario Marcel Cullell
European Union - Mario Draghi
Israel - Karnit Flug
Kuwait - Mohammad Yousef Al-Hashel
Lebanon - Riad Salameh
Morocco - Abdellatif Jouahri
Paraguay - Carlos Fernández Valdovinos
Russia - Elvira Nabiullina
South Korea - Lee Ju-yeol
The Central Bankers earning an “A-” grade are:
Brazil - Ilan Goldfajn
Bulgaria - Dimitar Radev
Colombia - Juan José Echavarria
Georgia - Koba Gvenetadze
United Kingdom - Mark Carney
Uruguay - Mario Bergara
“Central bankers are confronting a perfect storm of challenges, from unwinding quantitative easing to shielding economies from political upheavals. Our scorecards for these public finance leaders show who is maintaining control and moving forward, and who is struggling against slippery political or economic changes.” – states the Global Finance publisher and editorial director Joseph Giarraputo.