Relevant Experience

Dato’ Robert Cheim was appointed as Chairman/Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of CIMB Investment Bank Berhad on 1 July 2015. He is also the Vice-Chairman of CIMB Thai Bank Public Company Limited and Trustee of Yu Cai Foundation.  He retired from CIMB Group and relinquished his executive positions in the various entities in the Group on 27 February 2015.

Dato’ Robert Cheim joined Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad (now known as CIMB Investment Bank) in 1984 and held the position of Head of Corporate Finance, General Manager and Executive Director, before assuming the position of Chief Executive Officer from 1993 to 1999. From 1999 to 2006, he was an Executive Director of CIMB Investment Bank and from 2006 to 27 February 2015 he was Adviser for the Investment Banking Division of CIMB Group.


Prior to joining CIMB Investment Bank, Dato’ Robert Cheim served in various management positions with the former United Asian Bank Berhad (now known as CIMB Bank) between 1977 and 1984. He has also worked in various accounting firms in London. He was Chairman of Tanjong PLC from 2005 to 2016 and also Chairman of CIMB Principal-Asset Management Berhad from 2015 to 2018.


Dato’ Robert Cheim is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

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