Relevant Experience

Dato’ Lee Kok Kwan was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CIMB prior to his Board appointments. His areas of responsibilities included Treasury and Markets, the Sales and Trading businesses in interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, bonds, equity, commodities and their derivatives for the Group, fixed income investments and debt capital markets, which he developed since joining CIMB in 1996, and has since grown the businesses to be one of the largest global markets operations in ASEAN as well as corporate and transaction banking.

Prior to joining CIMB in 1996, Dato’ Lee had more than seven years of markets and treasury experience in the Canadian banking industry. He was the Treasury Portfolio Manager responsible for interest rates and optionality risk and return for a leading Canadian bank and a member of its Senior Asset-Liability Management Committee.


Dato’ Lee is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Capital Markets Development Fund (CMDF) and Chairperson of the Bond and Sukuk Information Platform Sdn Bhd with effect from 3 November 2017 and 22 November 2017, respectively. He also holds directorships in various other private companies.

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Date of Appointment:

20 July 2015


Length of Tenure:

8 Years


Membership of Board Committees

  • Member of the Board Risk and Compliance Committee
  • Master in Business Administration, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (First Class), Simon Fraser University, Canada


Areas of Expertise:

  • Markets and Treasury, Corporate and Transaction Banking, Business Management & Corporate Leadership, Investments and Risk Management


Directorship / Relevant Appointments

Listed Entities

  • Non-Independent Director of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad
  • Independent Director of IGB Berhad

Public Companies

  • Non-Independent Director of CIMB Investment Bank Berhad
  • Non-Executive Director of Cagamas Holdings Berhad
  • Independent Director of RAM Rating Services Berhad
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