Rigobert Roger Andely

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Rigobert Roger Andely
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Assumed office
1 July 2015
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sino-Congolese Bank for Africa (BSCA.Bank)
President of the Regulatory Authority for Public Procurement (ARMP)
Assumed office
29 November 2011
Preceded byGabriel Longombé
Vice-Governor of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC)
In office
February 2005 – January 2010
GovernorFélix Mamalepot
Preceded byPacifique Issoïbeka
Succeeded byTahir Hamid Nguilin
Minister of Finance of the Republic of Congo
In office
18 August 2002 – 7 January 2005
PresidentDenis Sassou Nguesso
Preceded byMathias Dzon
Succeeded byPacifique Issoïbeka
Vice-Governor of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC)
In office
17 March 1998 – 18 August 2002
GovernorFélix Mamalepot
Preceded byJean Edouard Sathoud
Succeeded byPacifique Issoïbeka
Personal details
Born (1953-06-07) June 7, 1953 (age 66)
Mossaka District, Cuvette Department, Republic of Congo
NationalityRepublic of the Congo Congolese

Rigobert Roger Andely (born June 7, 1953), is a Congolese central banker and academic specializing in monetary and banking economics. He was Vice-Governor of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) from 1998 to 2002, Minister of Finance in the government of Congo-Brazzaville from 2002 to 2005, and Vice-Governor of the BEAC again from 2005 to 2010.

He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sino-Congolese Bank for Africa (BSCA.Bank)[1]) and the President of the Regulatory Authority for Public Procurement (ARMP[2]) in Congo-Brazzaville.

Education[edit]

Born in Mossaka, Andely attended primary school in Lébango and Etoumbi in Cuvette-Ouest, and attended middle school at the Collège de Boundji in Cuvette. Afterwards he went to the State Technical High School in Brazzaville, where he obtained a French baccalaureate in business management in 1973.

Admitted to the University of Brazzaville in 1973, Andely graduated valedictorian with a Master of Economics in 1977.

After graduating valedictorian with a post-graduate degree in monetary and financial economics from the Clermont-Ferrand University in France, Andely was recruited in Paris to join the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) and then admitted to the BEAC's Training Center for Managerial Personnel, from which he graduated at the top of the class in October 1979. Assigned to BEAC's headquarters in Yaoundé, Cameroon, he soon became the head of its Monetary Analysis and Statistics Department. In 1982, he obtained his doctorate in monetary and financial economics.

Career[edit]

International Monetary Fund[edit]

In July 1987, Andely was seconded to the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC, where he served as Desk Economist for Benin and Acting Economist for the Ivory Coast and Togo. During this period, he worked on his PhD thesis in economics, entitled “Neoliberal Monetary and Financial Strategy for Development: Application to Sub-Saharan Africa”.[3] In 1988, he successfully defended his thesis at the Clermont-Ferrand University and received first class honors.

Return to the BEAC[edit]

Upon his return to the BEAC headquarters in 1990, Andely was appointed Deputy Director of Research and Forecasting.[4] During his tenure as Deputy Director, he initiated four major monetary reforms that continue to guide the BEAC’s current operations. These include:

  • monetary programming, which allowed Central Banks to register their actions in an estimated macroeconomic framework ;
  • a renewed monetary policy based on the use of indirect policy instruments ;
  • the use of money market instruments instead of direct advances to banks, and ;
  • introducing the first studies of the financial market in Central Africa (the Central Africa Stock Exchange[5]).

Minister of the Economy, Finance, and Budget[edit]

In 1998 Andely continued his rise at the BEAC when, at the age of 45, he was appointed Vice-Governor of the Central Bank,[6] a position which he held until August 2002, when he was appointed Minister of the Economy, Finance, and Budget of the Republic of Congo.[7][8] As Minister of Finance, Andely led negotiations with the Paris[9] and London clubs that helped significantly reduce Congo-Brazzaville’s debt[10] at a time when the country was considered the most indebted country per capita. During his tenure at the Ministry of Finance, Andely also led the repayment of large domestic debt, ensured the payment of salary arrears to civil servants, completed the process for financing the Imboulou hydroelectric dam, and instituted reforms to promote transparency and good governance in order to spur Congo’s economic growth.[11]

Return to the BEAC[edit]

After three years as Minister for Finance of Congo-Brazzaville, Andely returned to his role as Vice-Governor of the Bank of Central African States in February 2005.[12] However, following a decision by the Heads of State of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central African States (CEMAC) in 2010 Andely left this position due to problems related to unsound BEAC investment funds managed by the Société Générale, although he had no direct involvement in decisions related to the investment funds.

Upon leaving the BEAC, Andely was appointed in 2011 by Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso as Head of the Regulatory Authority for Public Procurement[13] and in 2012, he joined the International Monetary Fund’s Advisory Group for Sub-Saharan Africa as an Advisor.[14]

In 2014, Andely chaired the Task Force in charge of creating the Sino-Congolese Bank for Africa, which became fully operational on July 1, 2015 with headquarters in Brazzaville. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sino-Congolese Bank for Africa (BSCA.Bank).[15]

Honors and awards[edit]

Andely has received several honors and awards for his work on Africa, including Orders of Merit from three countries, Ivory Coast, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, as well as the Congolese Grand Officier de l’Ordre du Mérite.

Academic service and work[edit]

Andely is a regular speaker at the Center for the Study and Research on International Development (CERDI)[16] at the Clermont-Ferrand University in France. He has also published several articles in French and English,[17][18] on economics, monetary policy, and banking, notably in the BEAC’s “Research and Statistics Bulletin.” He is also a member of the strategy committee of the Foundation for the Study and Research of International Development (FERDI)[19]

He is bi-lingual in English and French.

Personal life[edit]

Andely is married and the father of 10 children. He has a passion for nature and likes to tend to his safou fields located 45 kilometers away from Brazzaville. He is an avid reader of history books. He is also passionate about Congolese music and American country music.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "COBAC - Banque Sino Congolaise pour l'Afrique". www.sgcobac.org (in French).
  2. ^ "The Regulatory Board". www.armp.cg.
  3. ^ "Stratégie monétaire et financière néo-libérale de développement : application à l'Afrique subsaharienne", Thesis by Rigobert R. Andely ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  4. ^ Liuksila, Claire (1995-01-01). External Assistance and Policies for Growth in Africa. International Monetary Fund. ISBN 9781557755254.
  5. ^ http://www.bvm-ac.com
  6. ^ "1972-2012 : 40 ans d'histoire de la BEAC". www.beac.int (in French).
  7. ^ "La composition du nouveau gouvernement congolais", Les Dépêches de Brazzaville, 19 August 2002 ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  8. ^ "New BEAC vice-governor takes office". www.panapress.com.
  9. ^ "Le Club de Paris annule 1,57 milliard de dollars de la dette du Congo (officiel)". Congopage (in French).
  10. ^ "African Development Bank Group resumes its assistance to Congo". www.afdb.org.
  11. ^ https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/survey/2002/100702.pdf
  12. ^ webmestre. "1972-2012 : 40 ans d'histoire de la BEAC". www.beac.int. Retrieved 2016-04-21.
  13. ^ JOURNAL OFFICIEL DE LA REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO, number 48, 1 December 2011 ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  14. ^ International, Fonds Monétaire (2013-04-01), Français : Biographie des conseillers du Groupe Consultatif pour l'Afrique Subsaharienne su Fonds Monétaire International, en marge de la réunion annuelle des gouverneurs en 2013 (PDF) (in French)
  15. ^ http://www.stockhouse.com/companies/bullboard/maaff/magindustries-corp?postid=24604461
  16. ^ "CERDI - UMR CNRS Université d'Auvergne - Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International". www.cerdi.org (in French).
  17. ^ https://books.google.cg/books?id=uFmYnCQUf_4C&pg=PA19&lpg=PA19&dq=External+Assistance+and+Policies+for+Growth+in+Africa+andely&source=bl&ots=CsWqeXm12k&sig=yMtUJZk-ulsBmVOGEr-jq76xGQ4&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiW0bnK_Y_MAhWDaQ8KHZn7AIcQ6AEIGjAA#v=onepage&q=External%20Assistance%20and%20Policies%20for%20Growth%20in%20Africa%20andely&f=false
  18. ^ Paper presented by Rigobert Roger Andely: "Building a regional Capital Market : how six central African countries plan to do it", SEC International Institute for Securities Development Washington DC,USA, April 14–25, 1997
  19. ^ "Gouvernance | FERDI". www.ferdi.fr (in French).

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