Adnan Zaylani Mohamad ZahidDeputy Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia
Adnan Zaylani is deputy governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, with responsibility for investment, financial markets and financial sector development. Adnan started his career at the bank as a foreign exchange trader and portfolio manager in 1994, and played key roles in managing the international reserves, the National Trust Fund and several other public sector funds. He also oversaw financial market operations and was involved in advising the government on its cashflow management and debt strategy, participating in its international Sukuk roadshows in 2015 and 2016. He became assistant governor in 2016 and has overseen various portfolios, among others the financial markets, investment, foreign exchange administration, currency management, legal and financial sector development. This portfolio included the development and advancement of Islamic Finance. Among key contributions during this time was the Financial Sector Blueprint that included the development chapter on Islamic Finance, the Digital Banking Framework including Islamic digital bank candidates and the formation of the MIFC leadership council. He continues to be involved in various Islamic finance development initiatives, in particular for the Islamic financial markets as well as his roles in IILM, IFSB and INCEIF University. He is a member of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Stability Committee. Adnan holds a master’s in public policy from the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, MSc in Global Market Economics, London School of Economics and BSc in Economics, London School of Economics.