27 January 1949 |
Kabale District, Uganda
|Education||Bachelor of Science in Economics (BSc.Econ)
Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom
Master of Science in Economics (MSc.Econ)
Balliol College, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (PhD)
University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
|Occupation||Economist & Central Banker|
|Years active||1979 — present|
|Known for||Economics, Fiscal Discipline|
|Title||Governor of Bank of Uganda|
Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile PhD, is a Ugandan economist and banker. He is the Governor of Bank of Uganda, the central bank of Uganda. He was first appointed to that position on 1 January 2001, and was re-appointed for a second (2nd) five-year term on 1 January 2006. In November 2010, he was re-appointed for a third (3rd) five-year term, effective 12 January 2011.
Tumusiime-Mutebile was born on 27 January 1949, in Kabale District, southwest Uganda as one of nine children into a peasant family. He attended Makerere College School in Kampala, for his high school education. In 1969, he entered Makerere University, where he was elected to the position of president of the university students' guild, with the intention of studying economics and politics.
He was forced to flee Uganda in 1972, after he gave a speech, publicly criticizing the expulsion of Asians from the country by Idi Amin. He fled to England, United Kingdom via Tanzania, and was able to finish his studies at Durham University. In October 1974 he began his post-graduate studies at Balliol College, Oxford, before returning to East Africa. He entered the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to lecture and conduct research while pursuing his doctorate (PhD) in Economics.
Between 1979 and 1984, Tumusiime-Mutebile returned to Uganda and was appointed to several positions ranging from deputy principal secretary to the president at State House in 1979, to undersecretary in the Ministry of Planning in 1981, where he rose to Senior Economist, then Chief Economist. In 1984, he was promoted to Chief Economist to the Government of Uganda. 1992, he was appointed Permanent Secretary to the now combined Ministry of Finance Planning & Economic Development, a merger that he had advocated for, working under then the Minister of Finance, Gerald Ssendaula.
In January 2001, Tumusiime-Mutebile was appointed Governor of the Bank of Uganda, the country's central bank. He was reconfirmed in 2006 for a further five years. He is credited with many of the sound economic policies adopted by the Uganda government at the urging of the Bank of Uganda during the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s.
Tumusiime-Mutebile continues to focus on fiscal discipline. Whether working within the Ministry of Finance or at the central bank, he has been an important player in ensuring that Uganda has enjoyed a decade and a half of economic progress.
|Governor of Bank of Uganda
1 January 2001 – 1 January 2016
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