Patrick Njoroge

Patrick Njoroge served as the ninth Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya from June 2015 to June 2023. During his tenure, he oversaw an overhaul of the banking system, including the launch of Kenya’s first Banking Sector Charter and upgrading CBK’s supervision. In November 2018, Dr. Patrick Njoroge was appointed to the UN Task Force on Digital Financing of the SDGs by Secretary General Antonio Guterres. He also served as Co-Chair of the High-Level Roundtable of the Dialogue on Global Digital Finance Governance, which extended the work of the UN Secretary General’s Task Force and was hosted virtually by the Swiss Government.

Patrick joined the Central Bank of Kenya after a twenty-year career at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Among other posts, he was Advisor to the IMF Deputy Managing Director from December 2012, where his responsibilities included assisting in overseeing the IMF’s engagement with a large swath of IMF members.

Prior to joining the IMF, Patrick had worked in Kenya as an Economist at the Ministry of Finance and as a Planning Officer at the Ministry of Planning. He holds a PhD in Economics from Yale University, a Master and Bachelor in Economics from the University of Nairobi. He has received several awards and recognitions, including four awards for Africa’s Central Banker of the Year.