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Currently, Dato’ Robert Cheim is Chairman of Board of Directors, and Alternate Chairman of Nomination, Remuneration and Corporate Governance Committee of CIMB Thai Bank PCL.  He also assumes the positions as Advisor of CIMB Bank Berhad and Trustee of Yu Cai Foundation.


Dato’ Robert Cheim joined Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad (now known as CIMB Investment Bank Berhad) in 1984 and held the position of Head of Corporate Finance, General Manager and Executive Director, before assuming the position of Chief Executive Officer from 1993 to 1999. From 1999 to 2006, he was an Executive Director of CIMB Investment Bank Berhad, and from 2006 to February 2015 he was Advisor for CIMB Investment Bank Berhad and Non-executive Director of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad. Subsequently, he assumed the position of Chairman of CIMB Investment Bank Berhad during July 2015 to 2021. He was Chairman of Tanjong PCL from 2005 to 2016, and also Chairman of CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad from 2015 to 2018. Besides, he was Chairman of Malaysian Investment Banking Association and Director of Asian Banking School Sdn Bhd, from 2019 to 2021.



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 72 Years

Current Position

  • Chairman
  • Alternate Chairman of Nomination, Remuneration and Corporate Govenance Committee

Date of Appointment

5 November 2008


  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants

Directorship in other Companies

  • Advisor - CIMB Bank Berhad 

  • Trustee - Yu Cai Foundation