The winner of Euromoneys central bank governor of the year award, Banco de Méxicos Agustín Carstens
Central Bank Governor of the Year 2013: Leading the bank by the book Agustín Carstens is an orthodox central banker in an increasingly unorthodox world. Inheriting an impressive legacy, he has continued the Mexican central banks inflation-targeting work while keeping a pragmatic eye on growth. Growth potential is almost unrivalled and Carstens seems intent on ensuring that Mexicos voice is heard in a new, multi-polar financial world.
"He has done a very good job and gained complete credibility you can see that in inflation expectations, which are very stable and very close to the target of 3%. The markets listen to Carstens"
- Marco Oviedo, chief economist at Barclays in Mexico
The pragmatism of Mexico's Agustín Carstens The IMFs loss has been Mexicos gain. Euromoneys Central Bank Governor of the Year, Agustín Carstens, continues to keep a steady hand on the economys tiller, his orthodoxy mixed with pragmatism that is helping to propel the country forward. He remains outspoken about the need for reform at the IMF.