Relevant Experience


Dato’ Abdul Rahman started his career in 1992 at Arthur Andersen, London and later served as Special Assistant to the Executive Chairman of Trenergy (M) Berhad/ Turnaround Managers Inc (M) Sdn Bhd. Subsequently, he joined Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad and later was the Executive Director of SSR Associates Sdn Bhd.


In 2001, he was appointed the Group Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad and later served the same position for Media Prima Berhad until 2009. From 2009 to 2016, Dato’ Abdul Rahman was the Chief Executive Officer of Ekuiti Nasional Berhad, a government-linked private equity firm.


From 2016 till 2019, he was President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Malaysia’s leading asset management company. He was also the Non-Executive Non-Independent Chairman on Sime Darby Berhad and Velesto Energy Berhad up until his retirement on 9 June 2020.


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Quick Details







Date of Appointment:

10 June 2020


Length of Tenure as Director:

Less than a year

Membership of Board Committees:

  • Nil



  • Chartered Accountant – Member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Malaysia
  • Chartered Accountant - Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW), England
  • Master of Arts (Economics), University of Cambridge, England


Areas of Expertise:

  • Leadership, Asset Management, Private Equity, Corporate Advisory, Accounting


Listed Entities

  • NIL

Public Entities

  • Chief Executive Officer  /Executive Director of CIMB Bank Berhad
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