Group Management

  • Dato' Kong Sooi Lin

    Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director,
    CIMB Investment Bank Berhad Group Head, Investment Banking

    Nationality: Malaysia

    Age/Gender: 56/Female

    •  Honours degree in Commerce, University of New South Wales, Australia
    •  Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA), Australia
    •  Chartered Banker, Asian Institude of Chartered Bankers (AICB) 


    •  Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director, CIMB Investment Bank Berhad
    •  Committee Member of Agensi Inovasi Malaysia
    •  Chairperson of CIMB (Private) Limited, Sri Lanka
    •  Commissioner on the Board of Commissioners of PT CIMB Securities Indonesia
    •  Deputy Chairman of Malaysian Investment Banking Association (MIBA)


    •  CEO of CIMB Investment Bank, entrusted with the Group’s stewardship of the investment banking franchise as a major regional player

    •  Head of Senior Bankers Group that provides group-wide  corporate client coverage across Asia Pacific

    •  Group Head of Investment Banking responsible for the origination of advisory transactions in both debt and equity capital markets, and innovative financing solutions

    •  Group Head of Private Banking in charge of the Group’s regional private banking business

    •  28 years of investment banking experience with extensive advisory expertise in both equity and debt capital market transactions

    •  Joined CIMB Investment Bank Berhad in 1994 from Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad

    •  Began her career at Ernst and Young and Arthur Andersen

  • Rafe Haneef

    Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director, CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad
    Chief Executive Officer, Group Islamic Banking

    Nationality: Malaysia

    Age/Gender: 48/Male

    •  Master of Laws (LL.M), Harvard Law School
    •  Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), International Islamic University Malaysia
    •  Qualified for the New York  State Bar in 1997
    •  Admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1995

    •  Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director,  CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad


    •  CEO of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad in charge of the Group’s Islamic banking and finance franchise. CIMB Islamic operates as a parallel franchise to the Group’s conventional operations and covers Islamic wholesale banking, Islamic consumer banking, Islamic commercial banking and Islamic asset management and investment

    •  20 years of experience covering a range of businesses and functional roles gained from three global banks, an international asset management company and a legal firm, at various financial centres including London, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur

    •  CEO, Malaysia, and Managing Director of Global Markets, ASP, HSBC Amanah in 2010

    •  Regional Head for Islamic banking, Asia Pacific, Citigroup Asia in 2006

    •  Global Head of Islamic Finance business at ABN AMRO Dubai in 2004 covering both consumer and corporate businesses

    •  Joined HSBC Investment Bank plc, London in 1999 and thereafter HSBC Financial Services Middle East, Dubai where he set up the global sukuk business in 2001

  • Tigor M. Siahaan

    Country Head, Indonesia
    President Director & Chief Executive Officer, PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk

    Nationality: Indonesian

    Age/Gender: 46/Male

    •  Double major in Finance and Accounting, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
    •  Alumnus of the IMD BPSE Program (Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives)  in  Lausanne, Switzerland


    •  President Director and Chief Executive Officer, PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk
    •  Chairman of Indonesia Malaysia Bilateral Committee of Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN)
    •  Vice Chairman of Perbanas (Indonesian Banks Association)
    •  Member of the Board of Trustees of Jakarta International School (JIS)
    •  Mentor in Endeavor Indonesia
    •  Executive Committee Member of Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) Indonesia
    •  Supervisory Board Member of Association of Payment Systems of Indonesia (ASPI) from 2013 to 201


    •  President Director and Chief Executive Officer of PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk.

    •  20 years in Citi starting as a Management Associate in 1995

    •  Chief Country Officer of Citi Indonesia from 2011-2015. First Indonesian to be appointed to the post

    •  Held several key positions in Citi Indonesia including Country Head for Institutional Clients Group, Head of Corporate & Investment Banking and Country Risk Manager

    •  Served as Vice President in Institutional Remedial Management Group in Citi Head Office in New York from 2000 to 2003

    •  Awarded as ASEAN Rising Star from the US – ASEAN Business Council in 2010 and Asian Promising Young Banker in The Asian Banker in 2011

  • Kittiphun Anutarasoti

    Country Head, Thailand
    President & Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Thai Bank PCL

    Nationality: Thai

    Age/Gender: 47/Male

    •  Bachelor’s degree in Economics (First Class Honor and Gold Medalist), Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
    •  MBA, Saint Louis University, USA

    •  President and Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Thai Bank PCL


    •  President and Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Thai Bank PCL

    •  24 years of experience with leading international banks in the Thailand banking industry

    •  Spent 3 years as Head of Wholesale Banking Group at Krungthai Bank where he successfully led the Bank’s transformation of the wholesale banking platform prior to joining CIMB Thai

    •  Served as Chairman of KTB Advisory, a corporate finance advisory arm of Krungthai Bank

    •  Served as an EVP in Corporate Banking and subsequently was given an opportunity  to lead the Corporate Banking platform in the capacity of Head of Corporate Banking at Siam Commercial Bank

    •  Spent about 10 years at JPMorgan Chase Bank in Thailand and held a number of key positions including Head of Corporate Banking Thailand, Country Credit Officer for Thailand and Vietnam and General Manager of Thailand Branch

    •  Started his career at Bank of America, Bangkok, where he joined as a management trainee in 1993. After about 6 years with Bank of America, he joined HSBC as a senior banker covering Multinational Clients

  • Mak Lye Mun

    Country Head Singapore
    Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Bank Singapore
    Chief Executive Officer, Group Wholesale Banking

    Nationality: Malaysian

    Age/Gender: 60/Male

    •  Bachelor of Civil Engineering (1st Class Honours), University of Malaya, Malaysia
    •  Master of Business Administration, University of Texas, Austin, USA
    •  Charterholder of CFA Singapore

    •  Non-Executive  Director,  Boardroom Limited
    •  Non-Executive  Director,  Tat  Hong Holdings Ltd


    •  Regional Head of CIMB Group’s Private Banking business

    •  Director of CIMB Securities (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

    •  Head of Corporate Finance of GK Goh Securities Pte Ltd in 2005

    •  Head of Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory Department with the then Development Bank of Singapore (now DBS Bank Ltd)

    •  Held various senior positions in the corporate finance divisions of Vickers Ballas & Co. Pte. Ltd., Ernst & Young, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited and Citicorp Investment Bank (Singapore) Limited

    •  Member of the Inaugural SGX Listings and Advisory Committee

  • Samir Gupta

    Chief Executive Officer, Group Consumer Banking

    Nationality: Singaporean

    Age/Gender: 55/Male

    • Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, India
    • Master of Management Studies, University of Bombay, India

    •  Nil


    •  Chief Executive Officer of Group Consumer Banking

    •  Over 30 years’ experience in the banking industry including retail, wealth management, consumer finance, cards, risk, operations and audit

    •  Senior Manager with track record of building consumer banking franchises in Asia, Africa and Middle East

    •  Started his working career with Citibank, India and moved to Singapore in 1990

    •  Managed various roles in Citibank and Barclays and PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk based out of Singapore, Thailand, Dubai, Turkey and Indonesia

    •  Joined CIMB Group as Consumer Banking Director of PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk in 2010

  • Effendy Shahul Hamid

    Chief Executive Officer, Group Asset Management & Investments
    Chief Executive Officer, Group Commercial Banking
    (Effective 1 November 2017)

    Nationality: Malaysian

    Age/Gender: 44/Male

    •  Honours in Electronic Engineering with Optoelectronics, University College London,  United Kingdom
    •  Alumni of the CIMB-INSEAD Leadership Programme

    •  Director, CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad, PT CIMB-Principal Asset Management, CIMB-Principal Asset Management Company (Thailand) Limited and CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd
    • Director CIMB-Howden Inmsurance Brokers Sdn Bhd
    • Director of Financial Park (Labuan) Sdn Bhd
    • Director of Touch ’n Go Sdn Bhd


    • Oversees all of the Group’s asset management and investments business across both public and private markets, including the Group’s regional asset management business (CIMB-Principal), its private equity fund management business and the Group’s strategic investments portfolio in companies such as Touch ’n Go

    • Oversees all of the the Group’s regional banking businesses for the small and medium enterprise and mid sized corporate segment, with a key lean on creating differentiated propositions and executing long term growth strategies. 

    • Managed the Group’s entire marketing and communications initiatives and lead franchise-wide efforts to ensure a consistent and differentiated CIMB brand for all of the Group’s Businesses across the region

    • Director in the Group’s Investment Banking Division, primarily focusing on corporate advisory and origination

    • Career in several international companies in a corporate development capacity, mostly involved in private equity, merger and acquisition activities across Asia Pacific and general business expansion initiatives

    • Regional business experience having worked and lived in Hong Kong and Singapore

  • Hendra Lembong

    Chief Executive Officer, Group Transaction Banking

    Nationality: Indonesia

    Age/Gender: 45/Male

    •  Master of Science in Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University, USA
    •  Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, USA

    •  Nil


    •  Over 20 years banking experience that includes assignments in Jakarta, Singapore, Hong Kong and London. He has held several senior Transaction Banking positions across Asia and Europe where he was Managing Director for JPMorgan Asia Pacific, Global COO and Head of Business Development for Deutsche Bank as well as various strategy and product  roles for Citibank branches in several countries

    •  Chief of Transaction Banking at PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk responsible for Cash Management, Value Chain, FI & NBFI, Securities Services, Trade Finance and Remittance business across the Bank

    •  Has worked with many large multinationals and local companies in improving their cash and treasury management operations through various banking solutions. Expertise in building transaction banking systems for banks which are used by many Corporations. Also a member of Asia Pacific Swift Advisory Board between 2011 to 2013 where he worked with other financial institutions to continuously enhance Swift and country payment systems

    •  Was named as Transaction Banker of The Year – Indonesia by The Asset in 2016 and Top 20 people in Asia Cash Management by Finance Asia in 2011

  • Shahnaz Jammal

    Group Chief Financial Officer

    Nationality: Malaysian

    Age/Gender: 43/Male

    •  Bachelor (Double First Class) and Master of Arts in Economics, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    • MPhil in Economics, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

    •  Nil


    •  Oversees the finance function of CIMB Group, including financial control, reporting and analysis, capital and balance sheet management, and investor relations

    •  Responsible for driving, strengthening and protecting  the financials of the Group, through the provision of key financial information and analytics, partnering businesses, and meeting the requirements of external stakeholders, whilst ensuring overall financial control and discipline

    •  Was most recently the Deputy Group Chief Financial Officer and Head of Capital & Balance Sheet Management of CIMB Group. Prior to this, was in various capacities within CIMB Group, including Group Risk Management, Corporate Client Solutions and PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk

    •  Has over 18 years of banking experience, covering M&A Advisory, Risk Advisory, Trading, Risk Management and Finance

    •  Was previously with Goldman Sachs, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Bankers Trust in London, as well as ABN AMRO in Kuala Lumpur

  • Ramesh Narayanaswamy

    Group Chief Technology & Operations Officer
    (Effective 28 June 2017)

    Nationality: Singaporean 

    Age/Gender: 43/Male

    •  M.Sc (Hons), B.E (Hons) From Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India
    • M.B.A, Nanyang Business School, Singapore

    •  Nil


    •  Oversees the Information, Technology and Operations functions of CIMB Group

    •  Responsible for strategy, solution and execution of all Technology projects and operationalising the same. Drive innovation and transformation in these areas to create better customer experience, scalable systems and manage operational and technological  risks at an acceptable cost

    •  Was most recently the Group Chief Information Officer for Singapore Post  Limited and driving the technology agenda for transforming the company  from a classic postal provider to an e-commerce and logistics company.  Prior to that was Head of Technology solution delivery for Retail Banking  in Standard Chartered across the group based in Kuala Lumpur and  before that in Singapore. Also worked for Citibank in the International  cards division managing projects and implementation across Latin  America  and Europe

    •  Have 21 years of technology and operations experience, with 16 years in banking and 5 years in e-commerce and logistics industry

    •  Has been part of a number of customer advisory boards in the past, mentoring the startup ecosystem and provide thought leadership in the area of technology and operations transformation


  • Dato' Hamidah Naziadin

    Group Chief People Officer
    Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Foundation

    Nationality: Malaysian

    Age/Gender: 54/Female

    • Bachelor of Laws, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

    • Director, Maxis Berhad


    •  Provides overall strategic leadership for HR of CIMB across ASEAN

    •  Transformed HR from an administrative function into a key business enabler, contributing  to the Group’s rapid growth into a leading ASEAN financial institution  that it is today

    •  Strategised the resource integration, ensuring a successful consolidation in various mergers and acquisitions over the years, within Malaysia, and across ASEAN and APAC regions

    •  Implemented strategic HR programmes, which have earned peer and industry recognition through numerous awards and elevated CIMB’s differentiation in the market

    •  Strengthens workplace culture through numerous employee engagement initiatives with emphasis on the three critical behaviours of ‘A Better CIMB’ and compliance to code of ethics and conduct

    •  Initiated the development of workplace wellness policies and programmes to build and sustain a productive and inspiring environment

    •  Leads people strategies to attract, develop and retain talent, cultivate an agile workforce to prepare for the future of work, and improve the end-to-end  employee experience via technology innovation

    •  Championed thought leadership through industry talks and publications on issues around women empowerment, and youths and graduates education and development

    •  Spearheads CSR in community development, sports and education initiatives with diversity and inclusion as the guiding principles

    •  Has 30 years’ experience in HR in the financial industry, of which 27 years were with the Group

  • David Richard Thomas

    Group Chief Risk Officer

    Nationality: American

    Age/Gender: 58/Male

    •  Bachelor’s Degree, Whitman College, Washington USA

    •  Commissioner, PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk
    •  Commissioner, PT Synergy Dharma Nayaga
    •  Board of Director, The International School of Kuala Lumpur 
    •  Board of Director, GK1World (Singapore)


    •  Oversees the risk management function of CIMB Group, including Credit, Market, Operational, Shariah, Asset Liability Management Risk and Risk Analytics & Infrastructure

    •  Responsible for ensuring the consistent implementation of the Group’s risk management policies and frameworks, including operationalising the Risk Appetite Statement. The Risk Division of CIMB Group identifies, assesses, measures, controls and reports the material risks that may impact the Group’s business operations, profitability,  capital and reputation

    •  Previously worked for Bank of America in Los Angeles, California as a sector Banker, covering the Fortune 500 Aerospace & Defense sector

    •  Served as the Chief Risk Officer for Asia Pacific for the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). Prior to RBS, he served as the Chief Credit Officer for Asia Pacific for Bank of America

    •  Held various senior level positions based in Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, and Malaysia throughout his 24-year tenure in Asia

  • Mohamed Adam Wee Abdullah

    Group Chief Marketing Officer
    Group Chief Customer Experience Officer

    Nationality: Malaysian

    Age/Gender: 49/Male

    •  Master of Business Administration, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

    •  Director, Premier Fidelity Sdn Bhd


    •  Oversees CIMB’s Group-wide  marketing, brand management and customer experience management function across all its geographies and business divisions

    •  He is a veteran in the marketing field with a career spanning more than 28 years. He brings diversity, depth and breadth of experience across the entire marketing value chain from sales, advertising, strategic planning, brand and marketing management

    •  Adam is also a leading practitioner of customer experience management having established the function in his previous organisation and CIMB Group

    •  Group Chief Marketing Officer of Maybank Group from 2011 to 2015, Chief Marketing Officer of Sunrise Berhad in 2010 and Director of Brand & Advertising in ASTRO from 2004 to 2010

    •  His marketing experience also includes regional marketing management for BMW Group’s regional headquarter based in Singapore, where he was responsible for directing marketing strategies and programmes for BMW Group distribution  partners in 17 countries across India, China, Southeast Asia and the South Pacific Island nations

    •  Adam also spent more than a decade in multinational advertising and brand agencies. He held senior and regional positions working on a diverse range of sectors which included fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), confectionary  and beverages, hospitality and travel, automotive, property and telecommunications, where he managed category leading brands such as Maxis, Hotlink, KFC, Pepsi, 100 Plus, Land Rover, Drypers, Wrigley’s, Campbell, ICI Dulux, etc


  • Lim Tiang Siew

    Group Chief Internal Auditor

    Nationality: Malaysian

    Age/Gender: 61/Male

    •  Member of Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Malaysian Institute  of Accountants

    •  Nil


    •  Ensures that the Group Internal Audit Division supports  the Group and Banking Group Audit Committees in discharging their responsibilities, as well as managing the governance, risk and control functions of the Group. He oversees the Internal Audit function across the entire Group

    •  Joined CIMB in January 1991 as an assistant manager in the Corporate Finance Department and rose to Head of Department

    •  Following the acquisition of Bumiputra-Commerce  Bank Berhad by CIMB and the subsequent merger with Southern Bank, Tiang Siew was appointed as the Group Chief Financial Officer, a position he held for approximately two years before being appointed the Group Chief Internal Auditor

    •  Started his career in 1976 with a major accounting firm for 10 years of which 18 months was spent overseas before moving into the corporate finance industry in 1987. His tenure in corporate finance involved initial public offerings, mergers, acquisitions, fund raising transactions and restructurings for some of the then largest companies listed on Bursa Malaysia. He was actively involved in the formulation and amendments to guidelines, regulations and law reforms in relation to capital market matters during his tenure in Corporate Finance

    •  Examiner for the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants,  a position he has held for more than 20 years and in recent years as Chief Examiner

  • Lee Chin Tok

    Group General Counsel

    Nationality: Malaysian

    Age/Gender: 52/Male

    •  Bachelor's of Law (Hons) degree and Bachelor's of Commerce degree, University  of  Melbourne, Australia

    •  Nil


    •  Provides the strategic leadership for Group Legal as well as legal issues that apply to the Group

    •  Prior to his appointment as the Group General Counsel, Chin Tok was with the Capital Markets Department of CIMB from 1996 to 2001

    •  He was also the Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets in the Corporate Banking, Treasury & Markets Division, a role which he had helmed from 2002 to April 2014. In his role as Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets, Chin  Tok was responsible for the debt capital markets and equity-linked origination franchises of CIMB across Southeast Asia, North Asia, Australia and the Middle East

    •  Prior to joining CIMB in 1996, he spent about six years working in various law firms, namely Mallesons Stephen Jaques (Australia), Drew & Napier (Singapore) and Rashid & Lee (Kuala Lumpur) with primary focus in the areas of banking, capital markets and corporate finance

  • Kwan Keen Yew

    Group Chief Compliance Officer

    Nationality: Malaysian

    Age/Gender: 44/Male

    •  Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

    •  Nil


    •  Leads the Group Compliance function which is responsible for the identification,  assessment and management of regulatory and compliance risks and management issues of regulatory and compliance across CIMB

    •  Served in various roles in a foreign bank which included Head of Legal and Compliance for Malaysia, Regional Head of Compliance for Malaysia, Australia, Brunei, Vietnam and Head of Wholesale Banking Compliance for Hong Kong

    •  Had previously been in private practice at a leading law firm in Malaysia and has over 19 years of legal and compliance experience in financial services laws and regulations

  • Gurdip Singh Sidhu

    Group Chief Strategy Officer

    Nationality: Malaysian

    Age/Gender: 44/Male

    •  Honours in Accounting and Finance, the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, United Kingdom
    •  Chartered Financial Analyst  (CFA)
    •  Alumni of the CIMB-INSEAD Leadership  Programme

    •  Director, Proton Commerce Berhad
    •  Director, CIMB (Private) Limited, Sri Lanka


    •  Oversees key strategic initiatives across the firm and manages the Group’s corporate strategy and planning, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships as well as all programme management office functions. He works alongside the Group CEO and senior management in setting the strategic direction of the Group and supports  the execution of key transformational and growth initiatives. He also works closely with the key business pillars and geographies to ensure business strategies are fully aligned Group wide

    •  Prior to assuming his current role, Gurdip was the Head of Strategy and Business Development within the Group Strategy and Strategic Investments division of the Group. In that role, he had led key strategic and investment initiatives including the Group’s streamlining of its insurance businesses, development of the private equity business as well as creation of the Group’s medium term strategic roadmap. Prior to joining CIMB, Gurdip spent a decade in an international management consulting firm advising banks, telecommunications companies and Governments across ASEAN, India, South Korea and Spain

  • Chu Kok Wei

    Group Head, Treasury and Markets

    Nationality: Malaysian

    Age/Gender: 44/Male

    •  MSC in Finance and Economics with Distinction and First Class Honours of BSc (Econ) Economics, the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, United Kingdom
    •  Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

    •  Director, Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association


    •  His areas of responsibility include CIMB Group’s markets, sales, trading and structuring businesses in interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, commodities,  equity and their derivatives; capital markets origination for debt, convertibles and hybrids; fixed income investments; and the funding and liquidity management operations for the CIMB Group

    •  Prior to joining CIMB in 2003, Kok Wei had six years of experience with a major European bank developing its local currency fixed income business in both Malaysia and Singapore. Since joining the then Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad, Kok Wei played an active role in the formation of group-wide  treasury and market businesses  across the various organic and inorganic growth of the Group


  • Renzo Viegas

    Adviser to Group CEO's Office

    Nationality: Indian

    Age/Gender: 56/Male

    •  Bachelor degree in Commerce, University of Mumbai, India
    •  Chartered Accountant and Fellow Member of ICAI

    •  Director, CIMB Bank PLC. Cambodia
    •  Director, Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd


    •  Director, Sun Life Malaysia Assurance Berhad from 2013-2017

    •  Director, Sun Life Malaysia Takaful Berhad from 2013-2017

    •  Chief Executive Officer of Group Consumer Banking from 2015-2016

    •  Executive Director of CIMB Bank from 2012-2015

    •  Deputy Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Group from 2012-2015

    •  Deputy Managing Director of RHB Bank in 2008

    •  Extensive experience in the banking industry and started his working career with Citibank in 1985 where he progressively held senior positions in various Asia Pacific countries including regional responsibilities

  • Thomas Meow Yoke Nean

    Adviser to Group CEO's Office

    Nationality: Malaysian

    Age/Gender: 52/Male

    •  Bachelor of Accounting (Hons), University of Malaya, Malaysia

    •  Nil



    •  Assists the Group CEO in an advisory role in running the banking franchise of CIMB Group. He is the Chairman of the Group Credit Committee and the Group Underwriting Committee

    •  Prior to assuming this role, Thomas was most recently the Adviser to the CEO of Group Wholesale Banking. Prior to that he was the Head of Credit Markets and Banking, overseeing the corporate financing, trading and investment franchises in credit markets and banking for CIMB Group. His portfolio  included the Debt Capital Markets Origination and Loan Syndication in the ASEAN region, corporate banking covering Thailand, Singapore, North Asia and Cambodia, fixed income trading and investment. Thomas was also the Chairman of the Debt Capital Markets Committee of the Malaysian Investment Banking Association and a member of the ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum established under the auspices of the ASEAN+3 Bond Markets Initiative

    •  Thomas has 26 years of experience in the financial markets in ASEAN. Under his leadership, CIMB has been consistently the largest underwriter for local currency bond issuances in ASEAN and one of the world’s largest underwriters for sukuk issuances, as published by Bloomberg

  • Olivier Crespin

    Chief Fintech Officer, CIMB Bank Berhad

    Nationality: French

    Age/Gender: 51/Male

    • Graduate in Law from the Universite de Metz, France

    •  Nil



    • 25 years’ experience in the banking industry including corporate, retail, consumer, wealth management, brokerage and private banking.

    • Track record of building a successful Digital Bank.

    • Started his working career with French Embassy in Argentina before joining BNP, Citibank and DBS.

    • Managed different roles across Europe, Latin America, Asia and North America

    • Appointed as Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF Singapore) fellow.

    • Listed in the List of Asian Banker Leading Practitioners.

    • Involved in the fintech / startup community.

    • Joined CIMB as Chief Fintech Officer in June 2017.

CIMB Group
Corporate Snapshot
Total Assets:
RM 473.2 billion
Total Funds Under Management:
RM 70.7 billion
Global Markets:

Total Shareholders' Funds:
RM 39.7 billion
Staff Strength:
Over 40,000