Khai Jhek is a senior economist and head of the Economic Research department at RAM Rating Services Berhad. As part of the research unit, he undertakes macroeconomic analysis and projections on the Malaysian economy and contributes to the production of the Economic Outlook and Bond Market Monthly publications, as well as other topical research papers.
In addition, he generates economic projections and house views on various topics and frequently provides briefings for clients and commentaries to media outlets.
Khai Jhek’s work has been recognised by esteemed organisations. He came in third for accurately forecasting the 2021 Malaysian inflation rate at the FocusEconomics Analyst Forecast Awards 2022. He has also consistently ranked highly in Reuters Polls for most accurate forecasting across a number of Malaysian economic indicators.
Khai Jhek holds a BSc in Economics with an Academic Minor in Applied Statistics from the University of Michigan, USA. He is also a CFA Charterholder.