Relevant Experience

Mr. Bhaskaran, a Singaporean, was appointed as an Independent Director of CIMB Investment Bank Berhad on 1 June 2015. He began his career with the Singaporean government before leaving in 1989 to pursue a career in the private sector, serving as Chief Economist and Chief Strategist for Asia of Societe Generale Investment Bank for 12 years.

He is a member of the Advisory Board for Asia of the International Monetary Fund and an adjunct senior research fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies, which is part of the National University of Singapore. Mr. Bhaskaran has a Bachelors’ Degree in Economics from Cambridge University, a Masters’ Degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and is a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst.


Mr. Bhaskaran is the Founding Director and Chief Executive Officer of Centennial Asia Advisors, an independent research and advisory firm in Singapore that works with governments, multilateral institutions, financial firms and leading MNCs.  He is also an Advisor of CIMB ASEAN Research Institute.

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