Dr. The Honourable Renganaden Padayachy

Dr. The Honourable Renganaden Padayachy

  • Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development

Dr. the Honourable Renganaden Padayachy assumed office as Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development of the Republic of Mauritius on the 12th of November 2019. Dr. Padayachy was First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Mauritius from December 2017 to October 2019 and Chairman of the Financial Services Commission from January 2018 to October 2019. In his capacity as First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Mauritius, Dr. Padayachy was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank as well as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee. Prior to his appointment as First Deputy Governor, Dr. Padayachy was already, since March 2015, a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Mauritius. He was also a member of the Monetary Policy Committee since 5 September 2017. Before being appointed First Deputy Governor, Dr. Padayachy was the Chief Economist of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) and headed the Economic Analysis and Industry Division of the MCCI. Dr the. Hon. Padayachy firmly believes that the fight against inequalities is key in achieving sustained long-term economic growth in Africa. As such, the Hon. Minister has dedicated his work and career to promote social justice and economic development in Mauritius and throughout the region. He indeed holds a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Paris I Panthéon- Sorbonne, France. His thesis, entitled « Mesures de la Pauvreté à l’île Maurice » is a comprehensive study, on poverty in Mauritius. Dr. Padayachy also holds two Masters, the first one in Public Economics from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France, and the other one in Industrial Economics from the University of Franche-Comté, France. In July 2022 and July 2023, Dr. Padayachy has been twice in a row presented at the House of Lords the African Leadership Award of the Finance Minister of the Year. He is also currently Chairman of the TDB Group, the trade and development bank of the COMESA.

All Sessions by Dr. The Honourable Renganaden Padayachy

Day two October 3, 2023
Day One October 2, 2023
10:30 – 10:45

Keynote Address by THE HONOURABLE DR. RENGANADEN PADAYACHY

Balaclava Fort, Mauritius