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Qaiser Anwarudin

Qaiser Anwarudin

Director, Payment Services Policy Department, Bank Negara Malaysia

Qaiser heads the Payment Services Policy Department in Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). The department is responsible for the regulatory framework to drive the development of the payments industry and to preserve payment system stability as part of the central bank’s mandate. The department houses BNM's Digital Currency Research Hub which coordinates work on digital assets and central bank digital currencies. It has also been involved in multiple projects championed by the BIS Innovation Hub including Project Dunbar, Project Nexus and Project Mandala.

Prior to this, Qaiser led the Financial Surveillance Department in BNM, which is responsible for financial stability. He also spent a notable part of his career in BNM in the area of micro-prudential policy. Qaiser joined BNM in 1999, and between 2012 and 2015 served as a Senior Financial Sector Specialist with the Financial Stability Institute of the BIS.

Qaiser holds a bachelor’s degree in computer and management science from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.