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Tengku Zafrul

Tengku Zafrul



Tengku Zafrul is the Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad, a leading ASEAN universal bank and a world leader in Islamic finance with a 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, specializing 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 the Asia Pacific. Further, as an advocate of Malaysia’s socio-economic 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.

Zafrul graduated from the University of Bristol, the United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Economics and Accounting and obtained a Master of Arts (MA) in Finance and Management from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom. He also holds a Fellow Chartered Banker with the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.

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