CBK boss Patrick Njoroge named 'Central Banker of the Year Africa'

Central Bank of Kenya Governor Patrick Njoroge after a press conference on september 13,2017. photo/PATRICK VIDIJA
Central Bank of Kenya Governor Patrick Njoroge after a press conference on september 13,2017. photo/PATRICK VIDIJA

Central Bank Governor Patrick Njoroge has been

recognised as the Central Banker of the Year, Africa by

Financial Times group.

The group through its The Banker Magazine said Njoroge

has

acted swiftly to clean up the country’s banking sector.

"...he has

improved supervision and

guidance measures and spearhead efforts to position Kenya as a hub for green

finance," The Banker said on Monday evening.

According to the magazine, Njoroge has made sure the monetary policy is stable and effective since late 2016.

"The governor’s prudence and long-term vision for

Kenya’s economy and banking sector ensured that he scooped the Central Bank

Governor of the Year award for Africa."

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The

Banker's Central Banker of the Year 2018 awards celebrate the officials that

have best managed to stimulate growth and stabilise their economy.

"In a financial

services market as large and as complex as Kenya’s, it helps to have a steady

hand leading the apex bank. Dr Patrick Njoroge is just that."

In 2016, Njoroge was awarded for efforts to "curb" and "clean up" Kenya's banking

sector.

The Central Bank of Kenya boss was also honoured for pursuing a policy of openness and transparency.

He received the

Global Markets 'Central Bank Governor of the Year Award for Sub-saharan Africa' on the margins of the IMF/World Bank meetings in Washington, DC on Saturday.

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