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Harvesh Kumar Seegolam Earned An ‘A’ Grade By US-Based Global Finance Magazine

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Harvesh Kumar Seegolam, has been ranked as a top central banker globally by US-based Global Finance magazine. He has been rated ‘A’ in the Global Finance Central Banker Report Cards 2023. Other central bank governors who earned an ‘A’ grade included Roberto Campos Neto Neto of Brazil, Amir Yaron of Israel, and Adrian Orr of New Zeland.

The Central Banker Report Cards, an annual publication by Global Finance since 1994, assess and grade the performance of central bank governors in 101 significant countries, territories, and regions, encompassing entities such as 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 fuelled by pent-up demand and disrupted supply chains, has everyone turning to their central bankers for help,” Joseph Giarraputo, Global Finance founder and editorial director, said.The Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das has been rated A+ in the Global Finance Central Banker Report Cards 2023, a tweet by the central bank said today. Das has been placed at the top of the list of three central bank governors who have been rated A+.

“Global Finance’s annual Central Banker Report Cards celebrate those bank governors whose strategies have outperformed their peers through originality, creativity, and tenacity,” he added, according to last week’s release by Global Finance.

The full Central Banker Report Cards 2023 report and grade list will be released in October. Switzerland’s Thomas J. Jordan and Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Hong are the other two central bankers that have been rated A+ by Global Finance.

The Bank Governors who earned an “A+” grade

  • India – Shri Shaktikanta Das
  • Switzerland – Thomas J. Jordan
  • Vietnam – Nguyen Thi Hong

The Bank Governors who earned an “A” grade

  • Brazil – Roberto Campos Neto
  • Israel – Amir Yaron
  • Mauritius – Harvesh Kumar Seegolam
  • New Zealand – Adrian Orr
  • Paraguay – Jose Cantero Sienra
  • Peru – Julio Velarde
  • Taiwan – Chin-Long Yang
  • Uruguay – Diego Labat

The Bank Governors who earned an “A-” grade

  • Colombia – Leonardo Villar
  • Dominican Republic – Hector Valdez Albizu
  • Iceland – Asgeir Jonsson
  • Indonesia – Perry Warjiyo
  • Mexico – Victoria Rodriguez Ceja
  • Morocco – Abdellatif Jouahri
  • Norway – Ida Wolden Bache
  • South Africa – Lesetja Kganyago
  • South Korea – Rhee Changyong
  • Sri Lanka – Nandalal Weerasinghe

Taking to X (former Twitter), PM Modi said, “Congratulations to RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das. This is a proud moment for India, reflecting our financial leadership on the global stage. His dedication and vision continue to strengthen our nation’s growth trajectory.”

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