Dr. Kupukile Mlambo

Deputy Governor

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe


Dr. Kupukile MLAMBO was appointed Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe in July 2012 and is in charge of economic research, policy and finance. As Deputy Governor, Dr. Mlambo is also a member of the RBZ Board of Directors, Human Resources and Banking Sector Stability Committees.

Dr. Mlambo joined the RBZ from the African Development Bank where he rose from the rank of Senior Economist in 1997 to the post of Regional Director in January 2012, where he was in charge of country strategy formulation, country portfolio programming and management as well as leading policy dialogue in 7 countries in East Africa.

Before that, he worked as a university lecturer in Economics, first at the University of Zimbabwe (1994), and then as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa (1995-96).

An economist by training, Dr. Mlambo’s areas of expertise include macroeconomic and exchange rate policy, economic growth, finance, investment, and productivity growth and efficiency analysis. He has published papers in referred journals and has chapters in edited books. Dr. Mlambo holds a Ph. D. in Economics from Gothenburg University in Sweden, a M.Sc. (Econ) and B.Sc. (Econ-Hons) from the University of Zimbabwe.

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