Areas Of Expertise

Macroeconomic Surveillance
Financial Stability
Structural Policy Issues

Allen Ng

Group Head and Principal Economist

Mr. Allen Ng leads the Regional Surveillance group, which is responsible for the annual ASEAN+3 Regional Economic Outlook and related updates. He also leads a team of economists in conducting macroeconomic and financial system surveillance on Thailand.

Previously, he served as the Chief Economist of Securities Commission Malaysia (SCM), where he oversaw the overall macroeconomic surveillance and research work of the SCM. He was also a member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions’ (IOSCO) Committee on Emerging Risks and a member of the board of directors of the Institute for Capital Market Research Malaysia (ICMR), an independent think-tank established by the SCM.

Before joining the SCM, Mr. Ng was Director of Research at Khazanah Research Institute, a think-tank affiliated with Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund.

Prior to that, he spent more than a decade in Bank Negara Malaysia, serving in various roles over the years. His most recent position at the central bank was Deputy Director of the Monetary Policy Department, where he was primarily responsible for leading macroeconomic surveillance and research on matters relating to money and credit, as well as overseeing the secretariat function of the central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee. He also served as the Deputy Director of the Economics Department where he was responsible for, among other duties, overseeing long-term structural policy research to support the central bank’s economic advisory role to the Malaysian government.

Mr. Ng has a BA and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge.