The President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi has appointed Dr Tshokologo Alex Kganetsano to the position of Deputy Governor of the Bank of Botswana with effect from 5 February 2021. Dr Kganetsano joined the Bank in 1995 as an Assistant Research Officer in the then Research Department (now Research and Financial Stability Department). He was predesignated Research Officer in 1998 and promoted to Senior Research Officer in 2002. In 2009, he was transferred on promotion to the Financial Markets Department as Manager, Open Market Operations and, in 2013, he was transferred to the Banking Supervision Department as Deputy Director.
Interestingly, Dr Kganetsano was appointed Director, Research and Financial Stability Department in March 2017, with responsibility for providing economic, monetary and statistical analysis and policy recommendations in the areas of monetary and exchange rate policies as well as promotion of financial stability. During the period, among others, he was a member of the Monetary Policy and Executive Committees of the Bank and, in general, served as the administrative head of the Research and Financial Stability Department with overarching responsibility for professional and strategic leadership of the Department.
In 1995, Dr Kganetsano graduated with a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the University of Botswana, then a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Economics in 1997 from the University of London and, in 1999, a Master of Science Degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. He later obtained a PhD in Economics from Loughborough University, United Kingdom in 2007. During his career in the Bank, Dr Kganetsano has attended several short-term professional central banking courses as well as management and leadership development programmes including the Advanced Management Development Programme at Oxford University, United Kingdom.