Muhammad bin Ibrahim

Co-Chair RCG for Asia

Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

Muhammad bin Ibrahim is the Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia. Appointed in May 2016, he is also the Chair of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Stability Committee.

In the course of more than three decades at the central bank, Governor Muhammad’s experience spans a multitude of areas, including banking regulation and supervision, strategic planning, payment systems, insurance, offshore banking, crisis resolution, treasury and financial markets. In particular, Governor Muhammad steered a number of key initiatives to develop the domestic and regional bond markets. He was also actively involved in promoting regional financial integration in ASEAN and enhancing the regional crisis management framework. During the Asian Financial Crisis, Governor Muhammad spearheaded the recapitalisation of financial institutions as Managing Director of Malaysia’s recapitalisation agency.

From 2012 to 2014, Governor Muhammad also served as the Chairman of the Irving Fisher Committee (IFC) on Central Bank Statistics of the Bank for International Settlements where he strengthened collaboration with other international statistical institutions.

Governor Muhammad holds postgraduate qualifications from Harvard University and the International Islamic University Malaysia. He is a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.