Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz was appointed Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia in May 2000. As Governor, she has a key role in monetary policy formulation and implementation, and in ensuring the stability of the Malaysian financial system. She has overseen the successful transformation of the Malaysian financial system into one of the most developed and resilient financial systems amongst the emerging economies. Dr. Zeti is also actively involved in shaping the future of financial cooperation in the Asian region, and has been an important voice for the emerging economies in the international financial fora. She chaired the Executives’ Meeting of East Asia-Pacific Central Banks (EMEAP) Taskforce on “Regional Cooperation among Central Banks in Asia” to draw up the blueprint for future financial cooperation in the region, and is currently co-chair of the Financial Stability Board’s Regional Consultative Group for Asia. Dr. Zeti is also a key figure in spearheading the development of Islamic finance, domestically and globally. She served as the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) Council Chairman in 2007, and is currently the Chairperson of the International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation (IILM) Board Executive Committee. Dr. Zeti received her Bachelor of Economics (Honors) from the University of Malaya and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.