Laos selects new central bank governor

Parliament elects Bounleua Sinxayvoravong as part of government reshuffle

Bank of the Lao PDR front entrance sign and flags
Bank of the Lao PDR
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Laos has named a new governor to the central bank. The Laotian national assembly elected Bounleua Sinxayvoravong as part of a wider movement of personnel in senior posts, according to media reports.

Bounleua Sinxayvoravong comes to the Bank of the Lao PDR from the finance ministry, where he was deputy minister and, previously, a director-general.

He succeeds Sonexay Sitphaxay, who joins the cabinet as a minister in the premier’s office. Sitphaxay was previously deputy governor. He has led the

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