BSP chief Diokno is ‘Global Central Banker of the Year 2022’

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BANGKO Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Gov. Benjamin Diokno has been named The Banker’s “Global Central Banker of the Year 2022.”

The Banker—an influential international monthly banking, finance, and business magazine owned by the Financial Times—recognized Diokno as the best central banker in the world in recognition of his efforts to help stimulate economic recovery and growth for the Philippines amid the unprecedented Covid-19 crisis.

The Banker’s Central Banker of the Year awards celebrate officials who have best managed to stimulate growth and stabilize their economies.

Diokno’s recognition as the best central banker in the world by The Banker is the first for the

Philippines.

“I am truly honored to be named The Banker’s Global Central Banker of the Year. This award recognizes the effort we at the BSP have put forth over this past year—amid extraordinary challenges,” said Diokno, who is also the “Asia-Pacific Central Banker of the Year 2022.”

The Global Central Banker of the Year Award highlights how Diokno and the BSP continue to reinforce the Philippines’ road to recovery and maintain a strict focus on financial stability and economic resilience amid the ongoing pandemic.

Throughout 2021, Diokno and the BSP held a steadfast approach to monetary policy, which included extraordinary measures to ensure ample liquidity in the financial system, support orderly functioning of the financial market and boost market confidence.

“While the entire world has been affected by the pandemic, the BSP has implemented policy responses to enable the Philippines to adapt to new ways of working, doing business and living. Looking ahead, alongside my colleagues at the BSP, I will continue to work toward a stronger, more technologically savvy, more inclusive, and more sustainable Philippine economy,” added Diokno.

Besides the BSP chief, other regional central bankers of the year 2022, according to The Banker are Central Reserve Bank of Peru chairman Julio Velarde for the Americas, Banque de France Gov. Francois Villeroy de Galhau for Europe, Central Bank of Bahrain Gov. Rasheed M Al-Maraj for the Middle East, and Bank of Tanzania Gov. Florens Luoga for Africa. (with PR)

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