Central Banking Awards 2019

The winners of the 2019 Central Banking Awards

The Central Banking Awards 2019 recognise excellence in a community facing price and financial stability challenges that need to be met and effectively communicated, while prudently embracing technological change in financial services, data, reserves and currency management.

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Governor of the year: Karnit Flug

The Bank of Israel’s first female governor delivered some hard-fought reforms during her time in office, and also stood up to the government and safeguarded macroeconomic stability

Lifetime achievement: Zhou Xiaochuan

The former People’s Bank of China governor stands out for his high levels of integrity, intellectual rigour and bold reforms that have served the public interest in China and elsewhere

Currency manager: Bank of Israel

The Israeli central bank is revolutionising the way it manages the country’s banknotes while maintaining security and preparing for the future

Global markets award: HSBC

HSBC’s global reach and expertise in emerging Asian markets has helped its long-term central bank clients develop more sophisticated reserve management strategies and move into new markets

Currency services: De La Rue

2018 was a busy year for the UK-based banknote provider as it secured new clients and transformed its focus towards technology

Risk management technology: Vermeg

Having successfully delivered the collateral management module of its Megara system to four major central banks, Vermeg has won a high-profile tender to deliver the technology for the Eurosystem Collateral Management System

Data services: Vizor Software

The Irish tech company has rolled out major updates to pave the way for more agile supervision as its scalable system won major repeat business with Sama and the Bank of England

Advisory services: Deloitte

Deloitte has a growing central bank footprint, including new projects on strategy and cyber resilience in Canada, fintech in Saudi Arabia and DLT in Hong Kong

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