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Currently, Dato’ Robert Cheim is Chairman of CIMB Investment Bank Berhad and Council Member of Malaysian Investment Banking Association, Director of Asian Banking School Sdn Bhd, 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. Besides, he was Chairman of Tanjong PCL from 2005 to 2016 and also Chairman of CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad from 2015 to 2018.

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 70 Years

Current Position

  • Chairman
  • Member and 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