Relevant Experience

Tengku Dato’ Sri Azmil Zahruddin has been appointed as Non-Independent Director of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad on 1 July 2024. Tengku Dato’ Sri Azmil was the Chief Investment Officer at Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah) responsible for Khazanah’s investment portfolio. He also served Khazanah in various senior positions such as Deputy Managing Director and Executive Director of Investments since 2011. Tengku Dato’ Sri Azmil was also the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airlines, and was previously Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer.


Prior to that he was in multiple leadership roles at Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad and PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and Hong Kong. He is currently the Chair of the Board of CelcomDigi Berhad and Independent Non-Executive Director of Sime Darby Berhad. He is also a member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board. 

Tengku Dato’ Sri Azmil holds a degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He is a Chartered Accountant and an Associate Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

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Date of Appointment:

1 July 2024


Length of Tenure as Director:

Less than a year


Membership of Board Committees:

  • Member of Group Nomination and Remuneration Committee



  • Chartered Accountant, Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Malaysia
  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


Areas of Expertise:

  • Operations, Risk Management, Business Management and Corporate Leadership, Corporate Finance and Investment, Accounting, Finance and Audit

Other Directorships / Relevant Appointments:


  • Chair of the Board, CelcomDigi Berhad
  • Non-Executive Director of Sime Darby Berhad


  • Non-Independent Director of CIMB Bank Berhad
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