• Tun Ismail Ali Chair (TIAC)
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Current Chairholder

Professor Athanasios Orphanides

Title: Professor of the Practice, Global Economics and Management

Academic Area: Behavioral and Policy Sciences

Athanasios Orphanides is a Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also an Honorary Advisor to the Bank of Japan’s Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, a member of the Shadow Open Market Committee, a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Financial Studies, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability. His research interests are on central banking, finance, and political economy and he has published extensively on these topics. He has also contributed to the ongoing debate on the euro area crisis. Before joining MIT Sloan, he held positions at central banks in the United States and in Europe. From May 2007 to May 2012, he served a five-year term as Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus and was a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank. Following the creation of the European Systemic Risk Board in 2010, he was elected a member of its first Steering Committee. Earlier, he served as Senior Advisor at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where he had started his professional career as an economist. Athanasios Orphanides obtained undergraduate degrees in mathematics and economics as well as a PhD in economics from MIT.

Past Chairholders

Professor Ronald Ian McKinnon
William D. Eberle Professor of International Economics, Economics Department Stanford University, Stanford, California. 

2)  Dr.Yilmaz Akyuz 
Chief Economist and the Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies in UNCTAD

3)  Tan Seri Panglima Andrew L.T. Sheng 
Chairman, OECD-ADBI Roundtable on Capital Markets and Former Chairman, Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. 

4)  Professor Takatoshi Ito 
Professor, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo

5) Professor Ajit Singh 
Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge

6) Professor Dr Thorsten Beck
  Professor of Banking and Finance, Cass Business School, London

Last Update: 18/04/2023