Évora Santos makes ALM’s top 25 African finance leaders.

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Óscar Humberto Évora Santos, Governor of the Central Bank of Cape Verde, has been honoured as one of the Top 25 African Finance Leaders for the year 2024 at the prestigious African Finance Leaders’ Networking Cocktail, held on April 19th, 2024, at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., USA.

This recognition accentuates Évora Santos’s outstanding contributions to the economic landscape of Cape Verde and his visionary leadership in promoting financial stability and sustainable growth.

Born on September 8, 1960, in Lém Ferreira, Praia, Évora Santos has emerged as a prominent figure in Cape Verde’s economy since assuming office as Governor of the Central Bank on January 4, 2021. His tenure has been characterised by a strategic approach to monetary policy and financial regulation, aimed at enhancing the resilience of Cape Verde’s financial system amidst global economic uncertainties.

Under Évora Santos’s leadership, the Central Bank has played a pivotal role in promoting investment, economic diversification, and entrepreneurship in Cape Verde. He has collaborated closely with stakeholders to implement policies that encourage innovation, attract foreign investment, and stimulate economic activity, thereby fostering an environment conducive to business growth and job creation.

Moreover, Évora Santos has demonstrated proactive measures in addressing macroeconomic challenges, implementing prudent fiscal policies, and adopting monetary measures to mitigate inflationary pressures and maintain exchange rate stability. His foresight and strategic planning have enabled Cape Verde to navigate through economic fluctuations effectively, ensuring sustainable growth and resilience.

Beyond his responsibilities at the Central Bank, Évora Santos remains committed to advancing economic literacy and capacity building in Cape Verde. He has actively engaged with educational institutions and professional associations to promote financial literacy and enhance the skills of the Cape Verdean workforce in financial management and economic analysis.

The African Finance Leaders’ Networking Cocktail 2024, held under the theme “Collaborative Finance: Strengthening Partnerships for Economic Growth and Resilience,” showcased an unparalleled showcase of excellence within the continent’s financial sphere.

The event’s conclusion was marked by the celebration of visionary finance ministers, astute central bank governors, and leaders across the financial sector. These individuals have made significant contributions to enhancing national economic prospects and nurturing business growth in the face of formidable challenges.

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