Vietnamese central bank gets first female governor

State Bank of Vietnam governor Nguyen Thi Hong
Nguyen Thi Hong

Nguyen Thi Hong became governor of the State Bank of Vietnam, after she was confirmed by the country’s lawmaking body today (November 12).

Nguyen will become the SBV’s first female governor since the central bank was established in 1951. She joined the SBV in 1991, and has served as a deputy governor since 2014, the central bank said in an announcement. Nguyen’s previous roles include head of the central bank’s monetary policy department and the secretary of its Communist Party committee.


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