Continuing to browse our website indicates your consent to our use of cookies. For more information, see our Privacy policy.

Andrew Sheng

Andrew Sheng


Asian economies
Financial systems and governance
China economic policy
Hinrich Foundation Advisory Board member

Tan Sri Andrew Sheng brings to the Hinrich Foundation the knowledge, experience and insights from a distinguished career as a banker, academic and commentator.

Tan Sri Andrew Sheng is a former central banker and financial regulator in Asia and a commentator on global finance. He is Pro-Chancellor of Bristol University and Distinguished Fellow, Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong, as well as Chairman, George Town Institute of Open and Advanced Studies, Wawasan Open University, Malaysia.

Tan Sri Sheng is a member of International Advisory Council of the National Financial Regulatory Administration (NFRA), China and he is one of the Chief Executive's Council of Advisers for the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Tan Sri Sheng sits on the Advisory Board of Bank Indonesia Institute. He is a member of the Commission on Global Economic Transformation, chaired by Nobel Laureates Stiglitz and Spence. He is an International Advisory Board Member of Thailand Development Research Institute. He sits on the Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC) Leadership Council and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute for Capital Market Research, Malaysia.

He served as Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong from 1998 to 2005, having previously been a central banker with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Bank Negara Malaysia. He also worked with the World Bank from 1989 to 1993. From 2003 to 2005, he chaired the Technical Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). He was a Board Member of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the sovereign wealth fund of Malaysia.

He has a First Class Honours Degree in Economics from Bristol University, and Honorary Doctorates from University of Bristol and University of Malaya. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing and the Faculty of Economics, University of Malaya. He is a Professor of Practice at the School of Business and Administration, Wawasan Open University, Malaysia.

Tan Sri Sheng is author of “From Asian to Global Financial Crisis: An Asian Regulator’s View of Unfettered Finance in the 1990s and 2000s” (2009), and co-editor (with Ng Chow Soon) of “Bringing Shadow Banking into the Light: Opportunity for Financial Reform in China” (2015). He writes regularly on international finance and monetary economics, financial regulation and global governance for Project Syndicate, AsiaNewsNet and leading economic magazines and newspapers in China and Asia. In April 2013, Andrew was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.