Global Finance’s annual evaluation of the work of the world’s central bankers found some stellar performances, and some dismal ones. The toughest challenge for many: propping up falling prices.

Author: Anita Hawser, Gordon Platt, Santiago Fittipaldi

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 GRADES BY REGION

Country

Central Bank Governor

Grade This Year

Grade Last Year

THE AMERICAS

Argentina

Alejandro Vanoli

D

N/A*

Bolivia

Marcelo Zabalaga Estrada

B+

B

Brazil

Alexandre Tombini

B-

B-

Canada

Stephen Poloz

B-

B

Chile

Rodrigo Vergara

B+

A-

Colombia

José Darío Uribe Escobar

A-

A-

Costa Rica

Olivier Castro Pérez

B

B

Ecuador

Diego Martinez

Too early to say

B-

Guatemala

Julio Roberto Suárez

D

N/A*

Mexico

Agustín Carstens

B+

B

Paraguay

Carlos Fernández Valdovinos

A

N/A**

Peru

Julio Velarde Flores

A

B+

United States

Janet Yellen

A-

Too early to say

Uruguay

Mario Bergara

B

N/A*

Venezuela

Nelson Merentes

D

D

EUROPE

Belarus

Pavel Kallaur

Too early to say

N/A*

Bulgaria

Dimitar Radev

Too early to say

N/A*

Czech Republic

Miroslav Singer

A

B+

Denmark

Lars Rohde

B+

B+

European Union

Mario Draghi

A

A-

Hungary

György Matolcsy

B

B-

Iceland

Már Guðmundsson

B+

N/A**

Norway

Øystein Olsen

B+

B-

Poland

Marek Belka

B

B-

Romania

Mugur Isărescu

B

B

Russia

Elvira Nabiullina

B

B

Sweden

Stefan Ingves

B

B+

Switzerland

Thomas Jordan

B+

A

Turkey

Erdem Başçı

C

B-

Ukraine

Valeria Gontareva

C

Too early to say

United Kingdom

Mark Carney

B

B-

ASIA

Australia

Glenn Stevens

B

B+

Azerbaijan

Elman Rustamov

C

C

Bangladesh

Atiur Rahman

B-

C

China

Zhou Xiaochuan

C

B-

Hong Kong

Norman Chan

B

B

India

Raghuram Rajan

A

A

Indonesia

Agus Martowardojo

B-

B

Japan

Haruhiko Kuroda

B

B+

Kazakhstan

Kairat Kelimbetov

B-

C

Malaysia

Zeti Akhtar Aziz

A

A

New Zealand

Graeme Wheeler

B

B

Pakistan

Ashraf Mahmood Wathra

B-

Too early to say

Philippines

Amando Tetangco Jr.

A

A

Singapore

Ravi Menon

B-

B

South Korea

Lee Ju-yeol

B

Too early to say

Sri Lanka

Arjuna Mahendran

Too early to say

N/A*

Taiwan

Perng Fai-nan

A

A

Thailand

Veerathai Santiprabhob

Too early to say

N/A*

Uzbekistan

Fayzulla Mullajanov

C-

D

Vietnam

Nguyen Van Binh

B-

B-

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

 

 

Algeria

Mohammed Laksaci

B

B-

Angola

José Pedro de Morais

Too early to say

N/A*

Bahrain

Rasheed al-Maraj

B-

B-

Botswana

Linah Mohohlo

B+

N/A**

Egypt

Hisham Ramez

B

B

Ethiopia

Teklewold Atnafu

B+

B-

Ghana

Henry Kofi Wampah

C

C

Iraq

Abdul Basit Turki

C

B-

Israel

Karnit Flug

A

A

Jordan

Ziad Fariz

B+

B

Kenya

Patrick Njoroge

Too early to say

N/A*

Kuwait

Mohammad Yusuf Al-Hashel

B-

B+

Lebanon

Riad Salameh

B+

B

Morocco

Abdellatif Jouahri

B+

B

Namibia

Ipumbu Shiimi

B

N/A**

Nigeria

Godwin Emefiele

C

Too early to say

Oman

Hamood Sangour Al Zadjali

B+

B

Qatar

Abdullah Saud Al-Thani

B+

B

Saudi Arabia

Fahad al-Mubarak

A-

A

South Africa

Lesetja Kganyago

B+

N/A*

Tunisia

Chedly Ayari

B-

B

Uganda

Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile

B

N/A**

United Arab Emirates

Mubarak Rashid Al Mansouri

B

N/A*

*CB governor was graded in 2014, however a different governor held the office.
**New country addition to the Central Bank Report Cards in 2015, therefore no grade was given in 2014.

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