Relevant Experience

Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz is the Group Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad, a leading ASEAN universal bank and a world leader in Islamic finance with presence in 16 countries worldwide. He is also the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of CIMB Bank Berhad and President Commissioner of PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk.

With over 22 years of experience in the financial services sector, specialising in Investment Banking, Zafrul’s last position was with Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and Maybank Kim Eng Holdings as Chief Executive Officer. He also held senior positions in Citigroup Malaysia, Kenanga Holdings Berhad and Avenue Securities. He also experienced being an entrepreneur by setting up Tune Money Sdn Bhd, Asia’s first “no-frills” online financial service provider.


Zafrul is currently a member of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), representing Malaysia in promoting intra-trade and collaboration within Asia Pacific. Further, as an advocate of Malaysia’s socioeconomic development, he currently sits on the Board of the National Sports Council of Malaysia, in addition to being a Trustee of the Perdana Leadership Foundation and a member of the National Higher Education Entrepreneurship Council under the Ministry of Education. He is also an Honorary Commander of the Navy Volunteer Reserve under the Royal Malaysian Navy.

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Date of Appointment:

27 February 2015


Length of Tenure as Director:

4 Years

Membership of Board Committees:

  •  NIL



  • Fellow, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers
  • Master of Arts in Finance and Management, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
  • Investment Management Certificate, Institute of Investment and Research, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics and Accounting from University of  Bristol, United Kingdom


Areas of Expertise:

  • Finance and Banking, Leadership and Management


Directorship in Listed Entities:

  • President Commissioner of P.T. Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk


Directorship in Public Companies:

  • Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of CIMB Bank Berhad
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