Abdellatif Jouahri, Governor (Wali) of Bank Al-Maghrib (Central Bank/BAM), was honored Saturday with an award for his recognition as one of the world’s top Central Bank Governors by the American magazine Global Finance, on the sidelines of the 2023 Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Marrakech.
Jouahri has been ranked among the world’s finest central bankers, receiving an “A-” rating in Global Finance’s latest evaluation, as reported in its “Central Banker Report Cards 2023.”
Bank Al-Maghrib is the sole Central Bank in the Arab world featured in this ranking.
Published annually since 1994 by Global Finance, the “Central Banker Report Cards” assess central bank governors in 101 key countries, territories, and regions, including the European Union, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, the Bank of Central African States, and the Central Bank of West African States.
The grades issued by the magazine are categorized on a scale from “A” to “F” and consider performance in areas such as inflation control, economic growth objectives, monetary stability, and interest rate management. The magazine assigns “A” for excellent performance and “F” for an abject failure.
Global Finance, established in 1987, is a worldwide authority in financial news. The magazine, distributed to 50,000 readers in 193 countries, territories, and districts, covers a range of topics in the global finance sector, including corporate finance, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, foreign exchange, banking, and risk management.