Relevant Experience

  • As the Group Chief Strategy & Design Officer, Gurdip oversees the following functions; Corporate Strategy & Planning, Group Corporate Finance, Strategic Programme Management, Group Sustainability, Group Customer Experience, Transforming Customer Journeys, and Group Brand Management & Sponsorships.
  • Gurdip works alongside the Group CEO and Senior Management in setting the strategic direction of the Group, supporting the execution of transformational and growth initiatives and a member of the T18 Oversight Committee and Forward23 Transformation Council. Gurdip also is a member of the Group Executive Committee (GEXCO) as well as the Group Management Committee (GMC).
  • Instrumental in CIMB Group being a founding member to the UNEP FI Principles for Responsible Banking as well as responsible for the Strategic oversight on Sustainability and Sustainable Finance.
  • Prior to the expanded role that covers areas of Customer, Sustainability and Brand, Gurdip was the Chief Strategy Officer where his focus was to drive the organic and in-organic strategy and the execution of key initiatives. This included the entry into new markets, key M&A and partnerships as well as the execution of the T18 Program.


  • 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.
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  • 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.


Directorship/Relevant Appointments:

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