New deputy governor for Bank Negara

Marzunisham Omar (left) has been appointed deputy governor and Norhana Endut as assistant governor.

PETALING JAYA: Bank Negara Malaysia has appointed Marzunisham Omar as deputy governor and Norhana Endut as assistant governor at the central bank.

Mazunisham will serve a three-year term effective June 15. As deputy governor, he is in charge of the bank’s corporate management, including the currency and finance, digital and technology, human capital and corporate services.

In a statement today, BNM said he will be appointed to the bank’s board of directors, serving on various committees dealing with management, monetary policy, financial stability, reserve management and risk management.

Marzunisham has also been appointed to head the National Coordination Committee to Counter Money Laundering (NCC).

He has 27 years’ experience in central banking, ranging from economic and monetary policy, financial sector regulation and development, financial inclusion and organisational development.

He also formerly served as the executive director of the Southeast Asia Voting Group Constituency at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Meanwhile, Norhana will be responsible for the economics, monetary policy, data management, statistics departments.

She holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in Economics from the Washington University, St Louis, USA, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.

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