Ashwin Moheeput joined the Bank of Mauritius in July 2015. He is currently Chief in the Financial Stability Division, after having served a one-year stint as Chief in the Research and Economic Analysis Department. Prior to this appointment, he served as a mid-career economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC, which allowed him participate in numerous program-based and surveillance-based Fund missions in Africa. He has co-authored numerous research-based articles with colleagues at the IMF and at the Bank of Mauritius and has a number of publications.
Before joining the Fund, Ashwin Moheeput was a Lecturer, Fellow and Director of Studies in Economics at Homerton College at the University of Cambridge. He has also served as Visiting lecturer and Teaching Fellow in Economics at the University of Warwick, and as research officer at the Bank of England and at NERA Economic Consulting, Oliver Wyman Group (UK). At the Bank of Mauritius, he has headed teams to develop a number of financial stability diagnostic toolkits, including early warning indicators and stress testing, and oversees the preparation of the Bank’s Financial Stability Report. He also frequently prepared speeches and Statements for the former Governor. He has represented the Bank of Mauritius in a number of international conferences / workshops and had chosen by SADC secretariat in 2017 as macroeconomic expert to lead a peer-review mission on macroeconomic convergence to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He has undertaken several research assignments as expert for SADC and for the COMESA Monetary Institute and also serves as member of the expert faculty of Euromoney for Africa on country / sovereign risk. He chairs the Working Group of the Financial Stability Committee. He is regularly invited to give guest lectures on financial sector development at the IMF’s Africa Training Institute. He is currently serving as a Board Director of the Central Depository and Settlement (CDS), an affiliate of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Ashwin Moheeput has completed a number of specialized certification programs in the areas of macroeconomics, public finance, debt sustainability and financial sector reforms conducted by the IMF and World Bank, as well as a Fintech Professional Certificate from the University of Hong Kong. He has completed CFA Levels 1 and 2, as well as the ‘Foundations of Financial Risk’ and ‘Financial Risk and Regulation’ programs of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).
Ashwin Moheeput holds a BSc (first class honours) degree and an MSc degree in Economics, both, from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick. He is also an alumnus of the executive education programs of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.