Dr Rets'elisitsoe Matlanyane was
officially appointed as the first woman Governor in the
history of Central Bank of Lesotho (CBL).
She was announced together with two
Deputy Governors by the Minister of Finance and Development
Planning, Dr Timothy Thahane at the occasion held at CBL
premises in Maseru on Wednesday.
Deputy Governor one is Dr Masilo
Makhetha while Ms. 'Mathabo Makenete is the second Deputy
Prior to her appointment, Dr Matlanyane
was first Deputy Governor since 2007 and acted as Governor
for nine months following the death of CBL Governor, Dr
Moeketsi Senaoana who passed on in March last year.
She holds a Phd in Economics with
specialisation in macro-econometric and economy wide
modeling from University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Described as an experienced and
innovative economist, Dr Matlanyane is a finance specialist
and manager with 15 years of experience in research and
She has spent a year of attachment at
the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and participated in a
country mission to Malawi.
Dr Makhetha was Director of research
while Ms. Makenete was Director Financial Markets before
their new appointments.
Dr Makhetha is a macro-economist
researcher and lecturer with a wide experience in central
and commercial banking. He won several awards for his
professional analytical work. Since joining the Central
Bank, he has made valuable contributions to Lesotho's
macro-economic working group that has built an economic
model of the country's economy.
Ms. Maketene is a Chartered Accountant
with over 25 years working experience in the CBL.
The three top management of CBL were
officially announced after His Majesty King Letsie III was
advised on their appointments and approval of the Cabinet
with effect from January 01.
Source: LENA 04/01/2012