The African Union Commission appointed Dr Anthony Mothae Maruping as the new Commissioner of Economic Affairs at the African Union Commission (AUC).Dr Maruping was elected during the 20th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in January 2013.Before this appointment, Dr. Maruping was representing Lesotho in Geneva, where he went to after serving as the Executive Director at the Macro-Economic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa, which seeks to contribute towards the improvement of governance in the key areas of macroeconomic and financial management in the public sector at policy making and senior official levels.
He also served as the Governor of the Central Bank of Lesotho from 1988 to 1998. From 1981 to 1986, Dr Maruping worked at the National University of Lesotho, first as a member of the University Council, then as Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and finally as Pro-Vice Chancellor.
Dr Anthony Mothae Maruping has an MA in economics from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC (1971), a PhD from the same University (1977) and an MBA from the University of Baltimore (1979). He taught economics, statistics and business administration at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, USA (1977 – 1979) and at the National University of Lesotho (1980 – 1983, 86 – 87) respectively