Malcolm Knight was General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements from 1 April 2003 until 30 September 2008.
From 1999 to 2003 Mr Knight was Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada. He was the Bank's chief operating officer and a member of the Board of Directors.
From 1975 to 1999 Mr Knight was with the International Monetary Fund, where he held senior positions in both research and operations. While at the IMF, Mr Knight was also an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. From 1971 to 1975 he taught at the University of Toronto and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Mr Knight holds an Honour BA in political science and economics from the University of Toronto, and MSc (Econ) and PhD degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has published widely in the fields of macroeconomics, international finance and banking.
Mr Knight is a Trustee of the Per Jacobsson Foundation and a former Trustee of the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation (2003-07). He is chairman of the Board of Patrons of the European Association for Banking and Financial History and a member of the Financial Stability Forum, the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars, and the Honorary Senate of the Lindau Nobel Prizewinners Foundation. In 2006 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Trinity College, University of Toronto.
Mr Knight, a Canadian, is married and has three grown-up daughters.