Relevant Experience

Dato’ Abdul Rahman Ahmad assumed the role of Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of CIMB as well as Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Bank Berhad on 10 June 2020.


With over two decades of leadership experience spanning across various sectors, Dato’ Abdul Rahman held Chief Executive Officer positions in reputable organisations such as Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad, Media Prima Berhad, Ekuiti Nasional Berhad and Permodalan Nasional Berhad. Prior to joining CIMB, he was the Non-Executive Non-Independent Chairman at Sime Darby Berhad and Velesto Energy Berhad. 

Currently, Dato' Abdul Rahman is a council member of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB), Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC) Leadership Council and serves as a panel member of Kumpulan Wang Amanah Negara, Malaysia’s natural resource fund managed by Bank Negara Malaysia. Additionally, he is a member of the Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) and serves on the committee of the Joint Committee on Climate Change (JC3).

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Date of Appointment:

10 June 2020


Length of Tenure as Director:

4 Years


Membership of Board Committees:

  • Nil



  • Chartered Accountant, Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Malaysia
  • Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales, United Kingdom
  • Master of Arts (Economics), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


Areas of Expertise:

  • Business Management & Corporate Leadership, Investment & Corporate Finance, Operations, Risk Management, Accounting, Finance & Audit

Directorship / Relevant Appointments:

  • Board of Commissioners of PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk
  • Non-Independent Director of CIMB Thai Bank Pcl


  • Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of CIMB Bank Berhad
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