General Information About the Bank

The Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina was established in accordance with the Law adopted at the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 20 June 1997. The Central Bank started its operation on 11 August 1997.

Goals and Tasks

The main goals and tasks of the Central Bank are defined by the Law and in accordance with the General Peace Agreement in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina maintains monetary stability by issuing domestic currency according to the Currency Board arrangement (1 KM: 0,51129 EURO) with full coverage in freely convertible foreign exchange funds under fixed exchange rate 1 KM: 0,51129 EURO. Central Bank defines and controls the implementation of monetary policy of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Central Bank supports and maintains appropriate payment and settlement systems. It also co-ordinates the activities of the BH Entity Banking Agencies which are in charge of bank licensing and supervision.

Organization of the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The senior body of the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the Governing Board, which is in charge of establishing and supervision of monetary policy, organization and strategies of the Central Bank, all according to the powers given to the Board by the Law. During the first six years, the Governing Board consisted of the Governor, who was Chairman of the Governing Board, and three members, out of which two members (Bosniak and Croat) were from Federation of BiH and one (Serb) from Republika Srpska. After that, according to the Law on CBBH, the Governing Board consists of five persons that are appointed by the BH Presidency for a six-year mandate. The Governing Board appoints one of its members as Governor. The Management of the Central Bank consists of Governor and three Vice Governors, appointed by the Governor with the approval of the Governing Board. The task of the Management is the operative management of the Central Bank business. Each Vice Governor is directly responsible for the operations of one sector of the Central Bank.

The Central Bank has the Head Office, three Main Units and two Branches. The Head Office of the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina is in Sarajevo. The Main Units are the Main Unit Sarajevo, the Main Bank of Republika Srpska CBBH Banja Luka and Main Unit Mostar. The Branches are: the CBBH Branch in Brčko and the CBBH Branch in Pale.

Addresses of the central Office and the Main Units and Branches

  • Head Office of the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina

    25 Maršala Tita Street, 71 000, Sarajevo

  • Sarajevo Main Unit

    3 Mehmeda Spahe Street, 71 000, Sarajevo

  • Mostar Main Unit

    Zagrebačka 10 Street, 88 000, Mostar

  • Main Bank of Republika Srpska of the Central Bank of BH

    19 Vidovdanska Street, 78 000, Banja Luka

  • Branch of the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Pale

    14 Milana Simovića Street, 71 420 Pale

  • Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Brčko Branch

    28 Bosne srebrene Street, 76 100, Brčko District


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