Andrew Sheng is well known in global financial circles as a former central banker and financial regulator in Asia and a commentator on global finance. As the Institute’s President, Andrew is responsible for its operations and, with the support and advice of the Academic Council, for driving its research agenda and thought leadership.
He is also the Chief Adviser to the China Banking Regulatory Commission and a Board Member of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Malaysia. In addition, he serves as a member of the International Advisory Council of the China Investment Corporation, the China Development Bank, the Advisory Council on Shanghai as an International Financial Centre and the International Council of the Freie University, Berlin. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing and the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
In 2009, he became the Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Tun Abdul Razak. Andrew served as Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong from 1998 to 2005, having previously been a central banker with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Bank Negara Malaysia. He also worked with the World Bank from 1989 to 1993. From 2003 to 2005, he chaired the Technical Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
He has published widely on monetary, economics and financial issues. His most recent book is entitled From Asian to global financial crisis: an Asian regulator's view of unfettered finance in the 1990s and 2000s. He is also a regular contributor to leading economic magazines and newspapers in China and the Asian region. A chartered accountant by training, he has a BSc. in Economics and an honorary doctorate from the University of Bristol.
Areas of Expertise/Research Interests:
- International Finance and Monetary Economics
- Financial Regulation
- Global Governance
In April 2013, Andrew was named by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.