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Appointed as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Commercial and Transaction Banking on 2 October 2023. Lawrence is responsible in the growth and innovation of the SME segment in the region. He champions the product development, digital enablement, beyond banking initiatives as well as CIMB’s sustainability agenda for the entire SME and Transaction Banking business.


Lawrence also leads the CIMB Group’s Transaction Banking business which consist of four main product pillars namely Trade Finance, Cash Management, Securities Services and Financial Institution serving the Group’s Non-Retail customers across CIMB franchise. He drives the strategic direction, growth, product/service innovation and client management of the Transaction Banking pillars.

Lawrence has more than 24 years of banking experience. Before joining CIMB Group, Lawrence was Managing Director and Head of Group Business Banking responsible for UOB Group’s Small Business segment across its ASEAN markets.


Prior to UOB, he held several key management roles in a global private and investment bank. He also had operational and leadership responsibilities in product, analytics and business development in consumer and private banking. He began his career as a management consultant.


Lawrence holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland, Australia, and is an alumni of the Asian Financial Leaders Programme in collaboration with the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He is also a Fellow – Corporate Banking with the Institute of Banking and Finance.

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  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accountancy, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Asian Financial Leaders Programme (AFLP), Singapore Management University and Human Capital Leadership Institute in collaboration with the Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Fellow in Corporate Banking


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