Bank Negara Malaysia Appoints Suhaimi Ali as Assistant Governor

Bank Negara Malaysia Appoints Suhaimi Ali as Assistant Governor

by March 16, 2022

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has announced the appointment of Suhaimi Ali as Assistant Governor effective 1 April 2022 onwards.

Suhaimi Ali, Director of Innovation and Development at Bank Negara Malaysia

Suhaimi Ali

Suhaimi joined BNM in 1998 after graduating from the University of Notre Dame, United States of America.

Throughout his career with BNM, he has served in various areas which include financial sector development, regulation and supervision, strategic planning, market conduct, international negotiations and IT services, as well as in the Governor’s Office.

The appointment comes on the heels of Assistant Governor Norzila Abdul Aziz’s retirement on 1 April 2022.

Since joining the Bank in 1988, Norzila has played an instrumental role in strengthening and modernising BNM’s investment operations and financial markets functions, and in driving the BNM’s efforts to deepen the Malaysia’s financial market.

Assistant Governor Adnan Zaylani Mohamad Zahid will assume Norzila’s existing portfolio comprising the Investment Operations as well as Financial Markets and Foreign Exchange Policy departments.

He will also oversee the Data Management and Statistics department.

Meanwhile, Suhaimi will assume Adnan’s existing portfolio comprising the Financial Development and Innovation, Islamic Finance, as well as Financial Inclusion departments.

Tan Sri Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus

Tan Sri Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus

Governor Tan Sri Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus said,

“On behalf of BNM, I would like to express my thanks and utmost appreciation to Norzila for her significant contributions to BNM and country in her 35 years of service. Norzila has been a valued member of BNM’s leadership team.


We are truly grateful for her service. As for Suhaimi, I am confident that his appointment will strengthen our ability to deliver BNM’s mandates”.