Relevant Experience

Dato’ Lee Kok Kwan was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CIMB Group prior to his Board appointments. His areas of responsibilities included Corporate Banking, Transaction Banking and Sales and Trading businesses in interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, bonds, equity, commodities and their derivatives, treasury and funding for the Group, fixed income investments and debt capital markets which he developed since joining CIMB in 1996, and has since grown the businesses to be one of the largest global markets operations in ASEAN.

Prior to joining CIMB in 1996 , Dato’ Lee had more than seven years of markets and treasury experience in the Canadian banking industry. He was the Treasury Portfolio Manager responsible for interest rates and optionality risk and return for a leading Canadian bank and a member of its Senior Asset-Liability Management Committee.


Dato’ Lee is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Capital Markets Development Fund (CMDF) and Adviser to the Securities Commission Malaysia. He was appointed as First Director and Chairman of the Bond and Sukuk Information Platform Sdn Bhd with effect from 3 November 2017 and 22 November 2017, respectively. He also holds directorships in various other private companies.

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Date of Appointment:

20 July 2015


Length of Tenure as Director:

6 Years

Membership of Board Committees:

  • Member of the Board Risk and Compliance Committee


  •  Masters in Business Administration, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (First Class), Simon Fraser University, Canada

Areas of Expertise:

  • Banking and Finance and Capital Market

Directorship / Relevant Appointments


  • Nil



  • Non-Independent Director of CIMB Bank Berhad
  • Non-Executive Director of Cagamas Holdings Berhad
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