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Afzal Abdul Rahim, was appointed as an Independent Director of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad on 31 January 2019. He had also been appointed as a Member of the Group Nomination and Remuneration Committee of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad and Chairs the CIMB Technology Strategic Panel. He previously served as an Independent Director of CIMB Bank Berhad from 29 June 2016 until 31 January 2019.


Afzal is a technology entrepreneur who currently serves as Commander-In-Chief of TIME dotCom Berhad, an ASEAN based telecoms operator encompassing Fixed Line, Data Centres and Global Submarine Cable Systems. He joined TIME in 2008 after establishing The AIMS Asia Group and Global Transit International in 2006.

Afzal founded the non-profit Malaysian Internet Exchange (MyIX) in 2006 and also serves as a Board Member of Endeavor Malaysia, an organisation that is devoted to nurturing high-impact entrepreneurs.


He began his career in the automotive sector, initially as a Chassis Development Engineer and thereafter managing clients on the engineering consultancy side of the business at Group Lotus PLC. Afzal is also a Licensed Commercial Pilot.

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Date of Appointment:

31 January 2019


Length of Tenure as Director:

Less than a year

Membership of Board Committees:

  • Member Group Nomination and Remuneration Committee



  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering with Electronics, University of Sussex at Brighton, United Kingdom


Areas of Expertise:

  • Engineering, Human Resource, Information Technology and Leadership


Directorship in Listed Entities:

  • Chief Executive Officer of TimedotCom Berhad
  • Symphony Communication Public Company Limited


Directorship in Public Companies:

  • Nil
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