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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 council member of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB), 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 the Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM), he is also a committee member of the Joint Committee on Climate Change (JC3).

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Date of Appointment:

10 June 2020


Length of Tenure as Director:

3 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, England


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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