Mozambique Appoints IMF Official to Head Bank of Mozambique

Maputo — Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Wednesday appointed Rogerio Zandamela, a senior official at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as governor of the Bank of Mozambique.

Zandamela takes over from Ernesto Gove, who leaves the central bank after serving two five year terms of office. Gove was appointed in 2006, and given a second term in 2011.

Zandamela is the Mozambican who has risen highest in the IMF, where he has been working since 1988. He is currently head of mission for Djibouti and Somalia, in the IMF's department for the Middle East and Central Asia. Over an IMF career spanning almost 30 years, he has also been resident representative in Brazil, and head of mission in Armenia, Costa Rica, Gambia, Guatemala, Liberia, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Zimbabwe. He holds a doctorate in economics from the John Hopkins University in the United States.