RIP: Sir Dwight Venner, one of the longest serving central bank governor…

Just learnt of this.

Sir Dwight Verner was the Governor of Eastern Carribean Central Bank from 1989 t0 2015. The implies a 26 years tenure, one of the longest tenure in the world.  which is the longest tenure for a central bank chief in the world. He just passed away on 23 Dec 2016.

Thy year end also saw the demise of Hans Tietmeyer, the former chief of Bundesbank (1993-99). He played an instrumental role in transition of European countries towards Euro.

Update:

The post is not correct as pointed by one of the vistors to this blog – Mr. G Sreekumar. He points  Mr. Erik Hoffmeyer of Denmark central bank having the longest tenure of 30 years. I just checked and this seems to be correct. Thus, have made changed in both the title and content of the post. So much so for central bank history.

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5 Responses to “RIP: Sir Dwight Venner, one of the longest serving central bank governor…”

  1. G Sreekumar Says:

    Late Erik Hoffmeyer, Governor of Danmarks Nationalbank for 30 years, from 1965 to 1994, was probably the longest serving central bank governor.

    • Amol Agrawal Says:

      Hi G Sreekumar. Thanks a lot for this information. I checked and you are absolutely right: http://www.nationalbanken.dk/en/pressroom/speeches/Pages/Obituary-for-Erik-Hoffmeyer.aspx

      You seem to be following central bank history quite closely. Any blog of yours which I could follow?

      • G Sreekumar Says:

        You are welcome. The mistake probably originated in an obituary that appeared in the Central Banking journal’s website. I have pointed out to them also. Yet to hear from them. I had started a blog over ten years back, but the same is inactive. I have, incidentally, been following your blog for perhaps 12? years. Keep up the great work. Also congrats on being listed as one of the top 100 Econ blogs.

      • Amol Agrawal Says:

        I agree I got to know about Dwight Veneer in Central Banking website. Next time they should check these facts from you.

        Thank you so much for following my blog and appreciation. And yes, my blog is in the 11th year! Hope to hear from you and get insights more regularly.

    • Amol Agrawal Says:

      Hi again. I only noticed the email id now 🙂 Thanks once again for the info.

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