Linah Mohohlo

Bank of Botswana

Linah Kelebogile Mohohlo has been Governor of the Bank of Botswana since 1999 following a 23-year career with the Bank. In her capacity as Botswana’s representative in the Board of the International Monetary Fund, she has been a member of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), representing the Africa Group 1 Constituency.

She serves on boards of major corporations in Botswana and abroad. Among her several international engagements, Mohohlo served as a member of the Commission for Africa, the report of which (Our Common Interest) was published in 2005. She is currently a member of the Africa Progress Panel, Investment Committee of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund and The Lancet Commission on Investing in Health. In 2011, she co-chaired the Africa World Economic Forum.

Mohohlo is a recipient of a number of national and international awards, among which are several regional Central Bank Governor of the Year awards and Botswana’s highest public service award for efficient and devoted service, the Presidential Order of Honor. She has read accounting and business, economics, finance and investments at the University of Botswana, The George Washington University and University of Exeter, and has authored and/or published several papers and book chapters in economics, finance, reserves management and governance.

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