Relevant Experience

Ahmad Shahriman Mohd Shariff was appointed Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Islamic Bank on 1 October 2019 and heads the Group Islamic Banking business of CIMB Group that includes Islamic wholesale banking, Islamic consumer banking, Islamic commercial banking and Islamic asset management and investment across the key markets of Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.


Shahriman has over two decades of experience in the corporate and financial service sectors, of which 17 years were in Islamic Banking and Finance-related leadership roles. He played an active role in the development of Malaysia’s Islamic banking industry, with a longstanding role in the Treasury committee of the Association of Islamic Banks in Malaysia (AIBIM). In this capacity, he was involved in instrumental industry initiatives such as developing, amongst others, a commodity exchange for Islamic finance purposes, Islamic structured products, documentation standards for Islamic derivatives as well as an Islamic credit support mechanism.

He previously headed the Wholesale Banking at HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad as Director, and served as the Head of Islamic Banking at Citibank Berhad prior to that. Under these leadership roles, he has been an instrumental contributor towards the growth of the Islamic banking and finance industry with the introduction of global award-winning capital markets and treasury solutions. Shahriman has strong leadership, technical, legal and risk management expertise gained from his stint in these crossborder institutions.


He started his career as a management associate with Citibank before being selected to undertake the leadership development programmes both regionally and globally in his time with Citigroup.


As of 2 October 2023, Shahriman has also taken on the role of CEO, CIMB Foundation.

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Quick Details







  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
  • Malaysian Financial Markets Certificate, Persatuan Pasaran Kewangan Malaysia dan Institut Bank-Bank Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Chartered Profesional in Islamic Finance, Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals, Malaysia
  • CIMB-CISL Sustainability Leadership Programme, Institute for Sustainability Leadership, University of Cambridge
  • Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Programme, Said Business School, University of Oxford


Directorship/Relevant Appointments:

  • Director, CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad
  • Secretary and Council Member, Association of Islamic Banking and Financial Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM)
  • Member, Standing Committee on Islamic Financial Reporting, Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB)
  • Honorary Senior Fellow, Centre for Islamic Economics, IIUM, Malaysia
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