Relevant Experience

Dato’ Robert Cheim 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."


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Date of Appointment:



Length of Tenure:

4  Years


Membership Of Board Committees

  • Member of Board Risk and Compliance Committee
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, United Kingdom

  •  Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Malaysia

Areas of Expertise:

  • Accounting and Audit, Banking and Finance, Risk Management, Capital Market, Operations, Consumer Marketing, Human Resource, Corporate Leadership, Strategy Development and Transformation, International Experience


Directorship / Relevant Appointments

Listed Entities

  • PureCircle Limited


Other Entities

  • Vice Chairperson / Non-Independent Director CIMB Thai Bank PLC
  • Trustee of Yu Cai Foundation



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