Relevant Experience

Datuk Mohd Nasir Ahmad was appointed the Chairperson/Independent Director of CIMB on 20 October 2018. He was the President of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) from August 2011 to July 2013. In September 2013, he was elected to the Council of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the United Kingdom and completed the maximum 9 years tenure in November 2022, after being re-elected in September 2016 and November 2019.


On 1 May 2021, he was appointed a member of the Financial Reporting Foundation and Chairman of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB).


He brings with him vast experience in the areas of leadership, management, operations, finance and accounting, which spans over 40 years, having started his career as a Trainee Accountant with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) in 1979 and moving on to hold various positions in the Finance Division.

In January 1993, Datuk Mohd Nasir was seconded to TNB’s subsidiary company, Malaysia Transformer Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, as Financial Controller before being appointed its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in June 1994.


In January 2000, he joined Sharikat Permodalan Kebangsaan Berhad as its CEO. On 1 June 2001, he was appointed CEO of Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad, a position he held until his retirement on 1 June 2011.


Datuk Mohd Nasir also holds directorships in private companies, namely CIMB EOP Management Sdn Bhd and Touch n’ Go Sdn. Bhd. 


In addition, he is also a Trustee of Yayasan Canselor UNITEN, Perdana Leadership Foundation and Chairperson of CIMB Foundation.

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Quick Details







Date of Appointment:

20 July 2015


Length of Tenure as Director:

8 Years

Membership of Board Committees:

  • Member of Group Board Risk and Compliance Committee and Group Sustainability and Governance Committee



  • Fellow, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom
  • Chartered Accountant, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Malaysia
  • Masters in Business Administration (Finance), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia


Areas of Expertise:

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

Directorship / Relevant Appointments:


  • Chairperson/Independent Director of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad


  • Chairperson/Independent Director of CIMB Bank PLC (Cambodia)
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