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Appointment of New Deputy Governor and Assistant Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia

Ref No : 06/20/02 12 Jun 2020 Embargo : For immediate release    

Bank Negara Malaysia today announces that the Minister of Finance has approved the appointment of Encik Marzunisham Omar as Deputy Governor for a three-year term effective 15 June 2020.

As Deputy Governor, Encik Marzunisham will oversee the full breadth of the Bank’s corporate management, which includes currency and finance, digital and technology, human capital and corporate services. He will also be the Deputy Governor in-charge of the Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department.  Encik Marzunisham will be a member of the Bank’s Board of Directors and continue to serve on various committees of the Bank. These include the Management Committee, Monetary Policy Committee, Financial Stability Committee, Reserve Management Committee and Risk Management Committee. He will also be the chair of the National Coordination Committee to Counter Money Laundering (NCC).

Encik Marzunisham joined Bank Negara Malaysia in 1993 and holds a Master’s degree and a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He has 27 years of experience across various functions of Central Banking ranging from economic and monetary policy, financial sector regulation and development, financial inclusion and organisational development. From 2015 until 2017, Encik Marzunisham served as Executive Director of the Southeast Asia Voting Group Constituency at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Bank Negara Malaysia also wishes to announce the appointment of Dr. Norhana Endut as Assistant Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia.

Dr. Norhana will be responsible for the Economics, Monetary Policy, Data Management & Statistics Departments as well as International Departments.

Prior to her appointment, Dr. Norhana served in the Economics and Monetary Policy Departments. She holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in Economics from the Washington University St. Louis, United States of America and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.


          Encik Marzunisham Omar

          Deputy Governor 


          Dr. Norhana Endut

          Assistant Governor 

Bank Negara Malaysia
12 Jun 2020

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