Linah K Mohohlo

Former Governor of the Bank of Botswana

Linah K Mohohlo, a national of Botswana, was the Governor of the Bank of Botswana for a period of 17 years to 2016, following a 23-year career with the Bank, during which she served in a number of operational and policy areas.  She has also worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) under the Special Appointee programme and, in her capacity as Governor of the IMF for Botswana, she has been a member of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, representing the Africa Group 1 Constituency.  Ms Mohohlo has been a member of, among others, Commission for Africa, Africa Progress Panel, Lancet Commission on Investing in Health, and has chaired the UN High Level Panel on Recosting as well as the 2011 World Economic Forum for Africa.  She is a board member of AGRA, Investment Committee of the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund and is Chancellor of the University of Botswana. She is a recipient of a number of awards, among which is Botswana’s highest public service award for efficient and devoted service (The Presidential Order of Honour).

Ms Mohohlo is currently Coordinator of the Economic Revitalization Programme of the Selebi-Phikwe Region, the fortunes of which were negatively affected by the closure of its lifeline, copper and nickel mining.