Speaker Profile

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Ravi Menon

Managing Director
Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
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. Prior to his appointment at the MAS, Mr Menon was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade & Industry (2007-11), where he led the ministry’s work in economic strategy, international trade, energy policy, and research and development; and Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Finance (2003-07), where hewas 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. On the international front, Mr Menon serves as Chair of the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System as well as Chair of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero APAC Network Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Steering Committee. Mr Menon previously chaired the FSB Standing Committee on Standards Implementation and the International Monetary and Financial Committee Deputies Meetings. A recipient of the Singapore Government’s Meritorious Service Medal and Public Administration (Gold) Medal, Mr Menon has served on boards in the public, private, and people sectors. He is currently Chair of the Institute of Banking and Finance and a Trustee of the Singapore Indian Development Association, a community self-help group. Mr Menon was previously 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 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.