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Tarisa Watanagase

Tarisa WatanagaseFormer Governor, Bank of Thailand

  • Asia Pacific

Tarisa Watanagase joined the Bank of Thailand in 1975 and was governor from 2006-10.

Her long career at the Bank included responsibilities in economic research, money market operations, payment systems, banking sector policy and supervision, and monetary policy.

She also worked as an economist at the International Monetary Fund from 1978-90 and an IMF-World Bank FSAP independent assessor in 2002.

She was instrumental in the 1997 Thai crisis resolution and the ensuing supervisory and financial sector reforms, and the passage of a new act in 2008, which guarantees the central bank’s independence.  

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