Hail to Bank Negara's new chief Zeti

Previous Central Bank governors of Malaysia always walked a tightrope during the Mahathir years. Newly-appointed Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz also has her work cut out.

Having the top job as central bank governor of Malaysia has been described as a thankless task. There are so many competing interests. Luckily, Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz - Malaysia's first woman central bank governor - is arguably one of the most capable professionals to sit at the helm.

Her career at Bank Negara began in 1985 when she took the post of deputy manager of the economics department. Ten years later, she was the first woman to be appointed as one of bank's four assistant governors.

For those in the investment community who track Bank Negara's moves, Zeti is a familiar face. She was one of the key people investment advisers to...

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