Time of Event
09:00-10:00 Manila time / 10:00-11:00 Tokyo time
Benjamin E. Diokno
Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
This Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Featured Speaker Webinar presented Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno. He discussed the macroeconomic outlook, financial technology (fintech) development, and sustainable recovery in the Philippines and broader Asia and the Pacific in the face of new uncertainties, with ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe and experts.
Governor Diokno drew upon the outcomes of his participation in the 2022 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group that convened global financial leaders to consider monetary policy next steps amid growing geopolitical tension and financial stability threats.
The discussion was followed by an audience question and answer session.
About the Speaker
Dr. Benjamin E. Diokno is the current Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Under his leadership, BSP responded to the COVID-19 crisis with prompt and extraordinary monetary measures to cushion the Philippine economy. The international publication The Banker subsequently named him Global Central Bank Governor of the Year 2022, a first for the Philippines.
Prior to his appointment at BSP, Governor Diokno served as Budget Secretary from 2016-2019, marking his third stint at the Philippines Department of Budget and Management. As Budget Secretary, he pursued an expansionary fiscal policy to finance investments in human capital development and public infrastructure.
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