Global Finance Named Koba Gvenetadze, Governor of the National Bank of Georgia, among the Best Central Bankers For a Second Time

Global Finance Named Koba Gvenetadze, Governor of the National Bank of Georgia, among the Best Central Bankers For a Second Time

12 August, 2019

World's leading financial editorial, Global Finance named Koba Gvenetadze among Best Central Bankers of 2019 second year in a row.

For the first time, influential international financial magazine Global Finance entered the Governor of the National Bank of Georgia in the Report Cards in 2018 and under these criteria he received an A-. This year, the Governor once again received an A- grade and joined the elite club of the central bankers whose ratings are A and A-.

Global Finance Award is acknowledged worldwide. The individuals and banks receiving the awards are distinguished in global financial community for their high reputation and successful work. Grades are based on the several directions of the policy conducted by the central banks.

Among the Central Bankers earning the same "A-" grade are: heads of European Central Bank (Mario Draghi), Bank of England (Mark Carney), Federal Reserve Bank (Jarome Powell) and others.

The Central Bankers Awards Ceremony will be held alongside the IMF/World Bank's Annual Meetings, on 19th of October, in Washington D.C. and Mr. Koba Gvenetadze together with 21 central bank governors will be honored at the award ceremony.

98 central bankers were graded in 2019's Global Finance's Central Banker Report cards and the final report will be published in October.

"Central bankers are facing the next potential recession with fewer arrows in their quivers and, in some quarters, unprecedented pressure on their independence," said Global Finance publisher and editorial director Joseph Giarraputo. "With trade disputes and political instability gaining steam, nations look to central bank leaders to be steady hands on the world's economic tillers, and this year's top-rated bankers demonstrate just that kind of stable leadership, whether they are steering their nation through stormy times or battening the hatches with an eye to clouds on the horizon".


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