Linah Mohohlo has been the Governor of the Bank of Botswana since 1999, following a 23-year career with the Bank, during which she worked in support and policy areas (eg Board Secretariat, Human Resources, Research and Financial Markets Departments). She has also worked for the International Monetary Fund (International Monetary Fund) as a Special Appointee. Among her several international engagements, she was appointed Eminent Person in 2002 by the former Secretary General of the United Nations (Kofi Annan), charged with the responsibility of overseeing the evaluation of the United Nations New Agenda for the Development of Africa in the 1990s.
She sits in the Investment Committee of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund and has co-chaired the meeting of the World Economic Forum for Africa in Cape Town in May 2011.
Every year, the Panel releases a report, the Africa Progress Report, that outlines an issue of immediate importance to the continent and suggests a set of associated policies. In 2012, the Africa Progress Report highlighted issues of Jobs, Justice, and Equity.
The 2013 report will outline issues relating to oil, gas, and mining in Africa. She has read accounting and business, economics, finance and investments at the University of Botswana, The George Washington University and University of Exeter, respectively, and received executive management training from Yale University.
Mrs Mohohlo has authored and/or published several papers and book chapters in economics, finance/investments, reserves management and governance.