Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz Tokoh Maal Hijrah

Is she really ready for 'Hijrah?Anyway..congrats..yeahhh woman's power!



PUTRAJAYA (Dec 7, 2010): Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz was named "Tokoh Ma'al Hijrah 1432H" at the national-level Ma'al Hijrah celebration at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre here today.

Zeti, 63, is the first woman ever named as the recipient of the "Tokoh Ma'al Hijrah" award in the celebration's history of 24 years.

She received a cash prize of RM100,000, a medal, plaque and a certificate.

Interestingly, Zeti's father, Royal Professor Ungku Abdul Aziz Ungku Abdul Hamid was also named recipient of the award 11 years ago.
Speaking to reporters after receiving the award, she said she had never imagined receiving such an honour.

"I am very grateful and this will be an encouragement and inspiration for me to continue to work hard," said the holder of a doctorate degree in Finance and International Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, in the United States.

Apart from numerous awards she received in Malaysia, Zeti had also received international recognition when she was selected as a member of the United Nations Commission of Experts to suggest the direction of world monetary and financial system.


Biography of Tan Sri Dato' Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz


First Name: Zeti
Last Name: Akhtar Aziz
Title: Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr
CountryMalaysia
Date of Birth: 27/08/1947
Place of BirthJohor Baru
Family: Father: Royal Professor Ungku Aziz- Founder Lembaga Tabung Haji
Spouses:
  • Taufik Ayman (current)
Children:
  • Alif (male)
  • Aziz (male)
Education:
  • Graduated from Universiti Malaya with an honours degreein economics in 1970.
  • She went on to obtain her Masters and PhD in monetary economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978.
  • From 1979 to 1984, she was attached to the Southeast Asia Central Banks Research and Training Centre.
CV:
  • Dr. Zeti became the Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia in May 2000. Prior to this, she was the Deputy Governor, a position she had held since September 1998.
  • Dr. Zeti joined the Economics Department in Bank Negara Malaysia in 1985 and was appointed Secretary to the Board of the Bank in 1987. In 1989, she was posted to the Bank Negara Malaysia London Representative Office as the Chief Representative. Upon returning to the Head Office in 1994, Dr. Zeti was appointed the Bank's Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Department. In 1995, she was appointed the Assistant Governor responsible for economics, reserve management, foreign and money market operations and exchange control.
  • On September 1, 1998 during the financial crisis faced by Malaysia, Dr Zeti was appointed as Acting Governor and led the Bank Negara Malaysia team to successfully introduce and implement the selective exchange controls.
  • Prior to joining the Bank, Dr Zeti was attached to the South East Asian Research and Training Centre (SEACEN) from 1979-1984 as a research economist conducting research in the area of financial policies and reform in the South East Asian region. She has published in the areas of monetary and financial economics, capital flows and macroeconomic management.
Awards: Apr 8, 1998 D.P.M.J. Dato' Paduka Makhota JohorJohor. Dato'

Aug 24, 2000 Tun Fatimah Gold Medal in conjunction with the Wanita 2000 celebration.
Aug 2000 Wanita Paling Berkuasa dalam Bidang Kewangan, Global Finance Magazine.
Sep 2000 D.K. Darjah Kerabat Yang Amat Dihormati Rakyat Kedua, Johor.
Jun 2, 2001 P.S.M. Panglima Setia Mahkota, Agong. Tan Sri
Oct 24, 2002 S.S.A.P. Darjah Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang. Dato' Sri
Sep 2003 Named Asia's best central bank governor for 2003 by Euromoney Institutional Investors Plc, a UK-based financial publication house.
Jan 2004 Named Global Central Bank Governor for 2004 by The Banker magazine.
Sep 2005 The central Banker of the Year Award 2005, by the Euromoney
Jan 2006 An Honorary Doctorate of Laws, University of Nottingham. Doctor
Dec 2010 Tokoh Ma'al Hijrah 1432



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