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Brunei Darussalam central bank names three women as chief, deputies

By Asia Asset Management  
Oct 17, 2019

Brunei Darussalam’s central bank has appointed three women to top positions, including Rokiah Badar, a senior Finance Ministry official, as managing director.

She succeeds Yusof Abdul Rahman, who has headed Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), the central bank, since August 2014.

Ms. Rokiah was previously acting director of human resources development and corporate affairs at the Ministry of Finance and Economy.

The central bank also named Rashidah Sabtu and Noorafidah Sulaiman as deputy managing directors.

Ms. Rashidah was previously assistant managing director and acting deputy managing director of the AMBD’s regulatory and supervision divisions. She will be responsible for regulatory and supervision functions in her new role.

Ms. Noorafidah, who was acting managing director of the Brunei Islamic Trust Fund, will oversee AMBD’s monetary operations, development and international divisions.

It’s the first time in at least five years since AMBD has had two deputy managing directors.

The appointments are effective immediately.