Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak is Chairman of CIMB Group. He joined CIMB’s corporate advisory department in 1989 and had served the group in various capacities before being appointed Chief Executive in 1999. After 15 years as chief executive, Dato’ Sri Nazir became chairman in 2014.
He spearheaded the group’s transformation from a Malaysian investment bank into an ASEAN universal bank via several acquisitions and new builds throughout the region. Dato’ Sri Nazir is also a director of Khazanah Nasional and a member of the International Advisory Board of the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. He is chairman of the World Economic Forum’s ASEAN Regional Strategy Group and ASEAN Regional Business Council.
In 2015, he was the recipient of Asia House’s Asian Business Leaders Award. Dato’ Sri Nazir graduated from the University of Bristol with a B.Sc. (Hons) and obtained an M.Phil from the University of Cambridge.