Relevant Experience

Dato’ Lee Kok Kwan served as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CIMB prior to assuming his Board appointments. In this role, he oversaw a broad spectrum of functions including Treasury and Markets, encompassing Sales and Trading activities in interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, bonds, equity, commodities and derivatives for the Group. He played a pivotal role in developing these areas since joining CIMB in 1996, significantly expanding the businesses to become one of the largest global markets operations in ASEAN, along with corporate and transaction banking. 

Before joining CIMB in 1996, Dato’ Lee accumulated over seven years of market and treasury experience within the Canadian banking sector. He held the position of Treasury Portfolio Manager, where he managed interest rates and optionality risk and return for a prominent Canadian bank. Additionally, he was a member of its Senior Asset-Liability Management Committee. 


Dato’ Lee assumed the role of Chairperson of the Bond and Sukuk Information Platform Sdn Bhd on 3 November 2017 and 22 November 2017 respectively. Furthermore, he holds directorships in several other private companies.

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Date of Appointment:

20 July 2015


Length of Tenure as Director:

9 Years


Membership of Board Committees:

  • Member of Group Board Risk and Compliance Committee
  • Member of Banking Group Board Risk and Compliance Committee



  • Master in Business Administration, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (First Class Joint Honours in Economics), Simon Fraser University, Canada

Areas of Expertise:

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

Other Directorships / Relevant Appointments:


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


  • Director, CIMB Investment Bank Berhad
  • Director, Cagamas Holdings Berhad
  • Director, RAM Rating Services Berhad


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