KUALA LUMPUR (April 30): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has appointed Abd Rahman Abu Bakar (pictured) as assistant governor, effective May 1.

In a statement, the central bank said that as assistant governor, Abd Rahman will oversee human capital areas such as strategic human capital, human capital development and human capital services.

Abd Rahman joined BNM in 1992 and has served in its financial intelligence and enforcement, special investigation, insurance regulation, strategic planning, human resource management and economics departments.

He holds a bachelors’ degree in economics from the International Islamic University Malaysia.

Abd Rahman is taking over as assistant governor from Mohd Adhari Belal Din, who is leaving BNM on May 11, after 14 years of service.

BNM governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus thanked Adhari for his service.

"He has played an instrumental role in driving human capital initiatives for the bank and our affiliates for more than a decade. The bank is confident that Encik Abd Rahman will build on the excellent work and HR initiatives that Encik Adhari has put in place,” Shamsiah said.

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