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Monetary Authority of Singapore , Managing Director
Mr Ravi Menon has been Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) since 2011. The MAS is Singapore’s central bank and integrated financial regulator.
On the international front, Mr Menon is a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Steering Committee. He chaired the FSB Standing Committee on Standards Implementation (2013-17), the International Monetary and Financial Committee Deputies Meetings (2011-15) and the APEC Senior Officials Meetings (2009).
Mr Menon was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade & Industry (2007-11), where he led the ministry’s work in economic strategy; energy policy; research and development; and international trade. Mr Menon was Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Finance (2003-07), where he was responsible for fiscal policy and government reserves. Mr Menon spent the first 16 years of his career at the MAS, which he joined in 1987.
A recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, Mr Menon has served on boards in the public, private, and people sectors. He was chairman of the Singapore Co-operation Enterprise; deputy chairman of the Central Provident Fund Board; and a board member of the Housing and Development Board; Singapore Totalisator Board; Agency for Science, Technology, and Research; Civil Service College; and National Research Foundation. He was also on the board of directors of DBS Bank, the largest bank in Southeast Asia. Mr Menon is currently chairman of the Institute of Banking and Finance, and a member of the board of trustees of the Singapore Indian Development Association, a community volunteer group.
Mr Menon holds a Master's in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Economics from the National University of Singapore. A two-time winner of the Prime Minister's Book Prize, Mr Menon was a prefect and scout leader at Raffles Institution where he had his secondary education.