2016 sees major change among central bank governors

Zeti Akhtar Aziz
Zeti Akhtar Aziz led Bank Negara Malaysia during the Asian financial crisis

The past year has seen a particularly high number of new central bank governors appointed, double the figure in 2015, according to figures published in the latest edition of the Central Bank Directory.

A total of 34 new governors were appointed over the year, with some highly regarded and long-serving incumbents stepping down from their posts. The figures come from the 2017 edition of the directory, which will be published on December 19.

"The year 2016 was a time of upheaval in central bank

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