Shirakawa elected vice-chair of BIS board


Masaaki Shirakawa, the governor of the Bank of Japan, was on Monday elected vice-chairman of the board of directors of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

The election follows Shirakawa's appointment as chair of the Basel-based bank's Asian Consultative Council. He took over that role from Zeti Akhtar Aziz, the governor of the Bank Negara Malaysia, in October.

Shirakawa was picked by the 18-member board to succeed Hans Tietmeyer, who served as vice-chairman of the board from July 2003

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact [email protected] or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here: