Dr. Retšelisitsoe MATLANYANE

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Dr. Retšelisitsoe Matlanyane is the immediate past Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Lesotho (CBL) and the first female Governor in the history of the Bank. She served various local and international professional institutions at different capacities, including as Director at African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), representative of the SADC Central Bank Governors in the Financial Stability Board Consultative Group for Sub-Saharan Africa; a Board Member of Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute (MEFMI). She led financial sector reforms including modernization of payment systems, legislative changes that enable development of the financial system, promotion of financial inclusion, modernization and strengthening of governance structures of financial institutions and advocacy for access to finance, especially for women. Among others, she also served as an Economist in the African Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Dr. Matlanyane is passionate about farming and food security. She hails comes from the district of Mafeteng.