Relevant Experience

As Co-Chief Executive Officer of Group Commercial and Transaction Banking (GCTB), Shazli is jointly responsible in overseeing the GCTB division across the region, covering Business Banking, SME Banking, Cash Management and Trade Finance solutions for the Group. His primary focus is on Business Banking which includes strategy, credit, customer management and product & services for both Conventional and Islamic Banking. He is also responsible for the management of the Group’s Bad Bank in Malaysia and Thailand.


Shazli previously headed Commercial Banking Malaysia, where he was instrumental in driving and transforming the Commercial Banking Malaysia business, which comprises of Business Banking and SME Banking segments. He has also been instrumental in the Group’s recovery operations, having set up Group Special Asset Management to recover the NPLs for Corporate, Commercial/SME and Retail Banking since he joined CIMB in 2006.

Prior to joining CIMB, Shazli was one of the pioneers of Malaysia’s national asset management company, Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad (Danaharta) where he oversaw the acquisition of NPLs from financial institutions, the correspondent resolution processes, as well corporate debt restructuring exercises and syndications. Prior to Danaharta he was with Amanah Investment Bank Bhd.

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  • BSc (Hon) Economics and Accounting, University of Bristol, United Kingdom


Directorship/Relevant Appointments:

  • Chairman, Sathorn Asset Management Co. (Thailand)
  • Chief Executive Officer, Southeast Asia Special Asset Management Berhad
  • Director, CIMB Bank PLC, Cambodia
  • Director, CIMB Factorlease Sdn Bhd


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