Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) appoints Nor Zahidi Alias (picture) and reappoints Datuk Dr. Gan Wee Beng as external members of its Monetary Policy Committee for two-year terms, effective 1 January 2021 and 1 April 2021, respectively.
Nor Zahidi was the chief Economist of the Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad (MARC). Earlier in his career, he worked at The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad as a senior analyst before subsequently joining Kuala Lumpur City Securities as an economist.
Dr Gan has been on the MPC since April 1 2019. He is also currently a Board Member of Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia (PIDM).
“The appointment of Nor Zahidi and Dr Gan will continue to enhance the collective expertise and experience relevant to the responsibilities and functions of the MPC,” the central bank said in a statement today. –TMR