Valeria  Gontareva

Valeria Gontareva

Visiting Senior Fellow

School of Public Policy

English, Ukrainian
Key Expertise
Economics, monetary policy, inflation, financial institutions

About me

Valeria Gontareva served as the Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine in 2014-2017.

She was the first woman to lead Ukraine’s central bank and oversaw vital reforms to implement a new monetary policy of inflation targeting and flexible exchange rate regime, to clean up Ukraine’s banking sector, strengthen regulatory supervision, and ensure the independence of the National Bank.

She has a plethora of experience working in private sector financial institutions including Société Générale, ING Bank and Investment Capital Ukraine (ICU), a top Ukrainian financial services group.

Currently, she is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the School of Public Policy at the LSE.