Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Lesetja Kganyago

Director–General, National Treasury, South Africa

Lesetja Kganyago is Director-General of South Africa's National Treasury, responsible for producing a sound and sustainable national budget; managing the government's financial assets and liabilities; overseeing accounting policies and standards; developing appropriate fiscal policy and financial management; and improving financial management throughout government. He joined the Treasury in 1996 as director of international commercial financing. Previously he worked at the African National Congress, the Congress of South African Trade Unions and First National Bank. His honors include the International Financing Review's "Eurobond Deal of the Year" and "Yankee Bond Deal of the Year." Kganyago received a bachelor's degree from the University of South Africa and a master's degree in economics from London University. He has also trained in fixed income analysis, external reserve management, U.S. money and capital markets, financial programming and macroeconomic management, and attended senior executive programs at Harvard and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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