The Central Banking Awards 2023 winners were announced in late March this year. Two top prizes went to the National Bank of Ukraine — the 2023 Central Bank of the Year and the Reserve Bank of India’s Shaktikanta Das — Governor of the Year.
He has been recognised for his role during Covid-19, the Russia-Ukraine war, and the subsequent fight against inflation. India has topped among the countries whose inflation is under control and the growth prospects bright.
The RBI governor is currently in London. On Tuesday, he participated in and addressed the opening plenary session of summer meetings organised by Central Banking, London, UK.
“The RBI governor has cemented critical reforms, overseen world-leading payments innovation and steered India through difficult times with a steady hand and well-crafted turn of phrase,” Central Banking said in March.
Shaktikanta Das (a retired IAS officer), former secretary of the Department of Revenue and Department of Economic Affairs under the Ministry of Finance, assumed charge as the 25th governor of the Reserve Bank of India on December 12, 2018. Prior to becoming the RBI head, he was a member of the 15th Finance Commission and G20 Sherpa of India.
Das has vast experience in various areas of governance during his 40-year career. Das has held important positions in the Central and State Governments in the areas of Finance, Taxation, Industries, and Infrastructure.