Relevant Experience

Dato’ Abdul Rahman Ahmad is the Group Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad (“CIMB”) and Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Bank Berhad effective 10th June 2020. 


Prior to joining CIMB, he was the Non-Executive Non-Independent Chairman of Sime Darby Berhad and Velesto Energy Berhad. 


Dato’ Rahman has more than 20 years of leadership experience across multiple industries where he held Chief Executive Officer positions in well-established organisations such as Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad, Media Prima Berhad, Ekuiti Nasional Berhad and Permodalan Nasional Berhad. 


He is currently a council member of Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC) Leadership Council and a panel member of Kumpulan Wang Amanah Negara, Malaysia’s natural resource fund managed by Bank Negara Malaysia. Besides being a member of Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM), he is also a committee member of the Joint Committee on Climate Change (JC3).

Quick Details







Date of Appointment:

10 June 2020


Length of Tenure:

2 Years 


Membership Of Board Committees

  • Nil
  • Chartered Accountant – Member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Malaysia
  • Chartered Accountant - Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW), England
  • Master of Arts (Economics), University of Cambridge, England

Areas of Expertise:

  • Corporate Leadership, Strategy Development & Execution, Asset Management, Private Equity, Corporate Advisory, Accounting and Audit


Directorship / Relevant Appointments

Listed Entities

  • Group Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad
  • Commissioner of PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk
  • Non-Independent Director of CIMB Thai Bank PCL

Public Companies

  • Nil
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