Mr Yandraduth Googoolye is the First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Mauritius since July 2006. He acted as Governor from 1 January to 13 February 2007 and from 16 February to 20 May 2010. Mr Googoolye joined the Bank of Mauritius in 1985 as Accountant before being appointed in 1987. The position was subsequently restyled as Assistant Director-Banking Supervision.
He became Director-Banking Supervision in 1991 before moving as Director to the Operations Department in 1997. Following a reorganisation of the Department, he became Director-Accounting, Budgeting and Payments System in early 2002. He was the Project Coordinator for the establishment of a Real Time Gross Settlement System for the banking system in Mauritius and was also responsible for the automation of the clearing house.
In the late 1990s, Mr Googoolye has served as a member of the Technical Committee of the Mauritius Offshore Business Activities Authority and of the Board of the National Investment Trust. He was also Secretary to the Technical Committee on Offshore Banking and Country Leader for the SADC Payment System Project and member of the SADC Payment System Steering Committee. He was also a member of the Committee of International Payment Experts on the COMESA Payment System Project. He is a Council Member on the Financial Reporting Council of Mauritius.
Mr Googoolye is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, UK and a Fellow of the Association of International Accountants.