Dr. Mohammad Yousef Al-Hashel, Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait
Dr. Mohammad Yousef Al-Hashel is the Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) since 2012.
He is also the Alternate Governor of the State of Kuwait at the International Monetary Fund, and the Arab Monetary Fund. Dr. Al-Hashel is also a member in a number of Higher Councils in the State of Kuwait, such as: Higher Petroleum Council, Board of Directors at Kuwait Investment Authority, and Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Institute of Banking Studies. Dr. Al-Hashel is the Chairperson of the Governing Board of the Council of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB), as well as a member in several regional and international institutions, including the FSB Regional Consultative Group for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the Governing Board and the Chairperson of the Board Executive Committee of the International Islamic Liquidity Management (IILM), and member of the Board of Directors of the Gulf Monetary Council.
Prior to assuming his position as a Governor, Dr. Al-Hashel served as Deputy Governor, Executive Director of Supervision Sector, and off-site Supervision Department Director at CBK. Dr. Al-Hashel was also a teaching professor at the College of Business Administration, Kuwait University, before joining the Central Bank of Kuwait.
Dr. Al-Hashel holds a PhD in Finance from Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA.