Nor Shamsiah Yunus

Co-Chair RCG for Asia

Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

Ms. Nor Shamsiah is the 9th Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, assuming office on 1 July 2018. She chairs Bank Negara Malaysia’s Monetary Policy Committee, the Financial Stability Committee and the Financial Stability Executive Committee.

Prior to her appointment as Governor, she served as Assistant Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Division of the International Monetary Fund.

Ms. Nor Shamsiah joined Bank Negara Malaysia in 1987 and has served in various areas including prudential regulations, legislation, policies and guidelines for the financial sector and supervision. She was involved in the financial sector resolution initiatives during the Asian financial crisis. She was instrumental in the formulation and implementation of the Financial Sector Masterplan (2001-2010) and Financial Sector Blueprint (2011-2020) that charted the development of the Malaysian financial system.

As Deputy Governor from 2010 to 2016, Ms. Nor Shamsiah was responsible for banking, insurance and Takaful supervision, financial intelligence and enforcement, talent management, finance and shared services of the central bank. She also represented Bank Negara Malaysia in the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the Financial Action Task Force.

Ms. Nor Shamsiah graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor
of Arts in Accountancy and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).