Victoria Rodríguez Ceja

Mexico | Banco de México | Finance

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April 22, 2022 | 03:15 PM

She is the first woman appointed as governor of Banco de México, a position she assumed at the beginning of this year. The economist, with more than 20 years in public finance, was nominated for the role by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO). Rodríguez took on the role in the midst of the highest inflation in decades in the country, and amid questions regarding the bank’s autonomy, which gained momentum at the end of March when AMLO broke the news of the central bank’s board of governors’ monetary policy decision regarding the interest rate hike. With controlled public appearances and a low profile, the financial community is still trying to figure out the style and approach she will follow to fulfill the priority mandate of maintaining low and stable inflation at the helm of the bank.