Relevant Experience

Dato’ Abdul Rahman Ahmad was appointed Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of CIMB and Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Bank Berhad on 10 June 2020.

He 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. Prior to joining CIMB, Dato' Abdul Rahman was with Sime Darby Berhad and Velesto Energy Berhad as Non-Executive Non-Independent Chairman.

Dato' Abdul Rahman is currently 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 also sits on the Board of Finance Industry Collective Outreach (FINCO) and is 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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