Kristina Fong is the Director of The Economist Corporate Network for Malaysia. Prior to joining The Economist Group, Kristina was the Head of the Economic and Sovereign Research at RAM Ratings Berhad, Malaysia’s first and leading Credit Rating Agency. Apart from providing research and analysis capabilities in-house, she also led the delivery of macroeconomic briefing services for a range of clients in sectors such as financial services and public utilities. These briefings served as valuable inputs for corporate planning and risk strategy purposes.
Having worked at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in Kuala Lumpur where she specialized in economic governance and trade policy issues, Kristina also possesses public policy knowledge and experience. Notably, she was involved in market access strategies and Free Trade Agreement consultations between the European Union and Malaysia. Outside her role at ECN, Kristina also serves as an economic consultant for the World Bank, working on private sector development projects.
Kristina holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a MA in Economics from the University of Malaya.
ASEAN, Malaysia, South-east Asia
Economics, Sovereign credit/risk, Macroeconomics, Trade policy, Public policy