Name Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz'

Current position

Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, Malaysia's central bank Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, Malaysia's central bank

Nationality Malaysian

Dr Bachelor's degree in Economics from University Malaya. She subsequently continued her studies at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a PhD in monetary and international economics. As part of her PhD dissertation she carried out pioneering work on capital flows and its implications for monetary policy.

Curriculum process


Zeti Akhtar Aziz began her career as an economic analyst for the South-East Asia Central Bank Training & Research Center, remaining at that post from 1979 to 1984. She was then appointed Deputy Manager of the Economics Department at Bank Negara Malaysia.

She joined the Economics Department in Bank Negara Malaysia in 1985 and was appointed Secretary to the Board of Directors of the bank in 1987. In 1989, she was posted to the Bank Negara Malaysia London Representative Office as the Chief Representative. Upon returning to the Head Office in 1994, Dr. Zeti was appointed the Bank's Chief Economist and the Head of its Economics Department. In 1995, she was appointed Assistant Governor, responsible for economics, reserve management, foreign and money market operations and exchange control.

Additionally, she was on the board of directors of Khazanah Nasional Bhd from 2004 to 2008.

On November 16 2008, she was selected as one of the members of a special task force at the United Nations to examine reforms of the global market system.