Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid is Visiting Senior Fellow, Southeast Asia International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS.
Dr. Majid obtained a B.Sc (Econ) and his Ph.D in International Relations from the London School of Economic and Political Science (LSE). He taught in the Department of International Relations at the LSE from 1972-75. He worked for Daiwa Europe in the City from 1975-78. He was Group Editor of the New Straits Times (NST) in Malaysia, Executive Chairman of CIMB, now Southeast Asia's leading investment bank, and founder Executive Chairman of the Malaysian Securities Commission where he served from 1993-99 during which time he was Chairman of the Emerging Markets Committee of IOSCO (International Organization of Securities Commissions). He wrote a regular column for the NST from 2001-04 and is now an occasional contributor to The Edge, Malaysia's leading business weekly, covering mainly contemporary economic and political issues, and a regular contributor to the Star, Malaysia's leading English newspaper. He was made an Honorary Fellow of the LSE in 2005. Dr. Majid stepped down as Chairman of Malaysia Airlines at the end of July 2011 after seven years, but maintains a corporate presence as Chairman of Bank Muamalat Malaysia, an Islamic financial institution.