Abdellatif Jouahri, the governor of Bank Al-Maghrib, is among the best Central Bank Governors in the world, according to the latest ranking issued by US magazine Global Finance.
Jouahri earned an “A-” granted by the New York-based magazine in its “Central Banker Report Cards 2023,” an annual assessment of Central Bank governors.
Bank Al-Maghrib is the only central bank in the Arab world mentioned in this ranking.
The Central Banker Report Cards, published annually by Global Finance since 1994, grade the central bank governors of 101 key countries, territories and districts, including the European Union, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, the Bank of Central African States and the Central Bank of West African States.
“Fighting inflation, which has been fueled by pent-up demand and disrupted supply chains, has everyone turning to their central bankers for help,” said Global Finance founder and editorial director Joseph Giarraputo in a press release. “Global Finance’s annual Central Banker Report Cards celebrate those bank governors whose strategies outperformed their peers through originality, creativity and tenacity.”
Grades are based on a scale from A to F for success in inflation control, economic growth goals, currency stability and interest rate management. An “A” represents an excellent performance down through an “F” for outright failure, according to Global Finance.
Among the other central bank governors who received “A-” are Leonardo Villar (Colombia), Hector Valdez Albizu (Dominican Republic), Asgeir Jonsson (Iceland), Perry Warjiyo (Indonesia), Victoria Rodriguez Ceja (Mexico), Ida Wolden Bache (Norway), Lesetja Kganyago (South Africa), Rhee Changyong (South Korea) and Nandalal Weerasinghe (Sri Lanka).
The full Central Banker Report Cards 2023 report and grade list will appear in Global Finance’s October issue print and digital editions as well as online at GFMag.com.
Global Finance, founded in 1987, has a circulation of 50,000 readers in 193 countries, territories and districts. It covers topics relating to the global finance industry including corporate finance, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, capital, currencies, banking, risk management.