Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Doctor Zeti Akhtar Aziz is Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, the Central Bank of Malaysia. She was reappointed Governor for a further five year term with effect from 1 May 2011 by His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Dr Zeti has held the position of Governor of the Central Bank since May 2000.
Married with two children, she was born on 27 August 1947; she is the daughter of Royal Professor Ungku Aziz Ungku Abdul Hamid, a former vice chancellor of the University of Malaya and one of Malaysia’s leading intellectuals. Dr Zeti studied economics at the University of Malaya graduating with honours and has a Masters and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in the US.