Patrick Njoroge was appointed to be the governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, with effect from 19th June, 2015. In this capacity, he is the chief executive officer of the Central Bank and chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee. Dr. Njoroge joined the Central Bank from a varied career at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) spanning 20 years based in Washington DC. Prior to his appointment as governor, Dr. Njoroge 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. He also served as deputy division chief in the IMF’s Finance Department (2006-2012), IMF’s mission chief for the Commonwealth of Dominica (2005-2006) and in other capacities since 1995. Prior to joining the IMF, Dr. Njoroge worked as an economist at the Ministry of Finance (1993-1994) and as a planning officer at the Ministry of Planning (1985 – 1987). Dr. Njoroge’s professional and research interests lie in macroeconomics, economic policy, international finance, development economics, econometrics and monetary policy.