Relevant Experience

Gurdip was appointed as the Country Head, CIMB Malaysia and Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Bank Berhad on 1 July 2024.  Gurdip has over 28 years of experience in financial services and management consulting, and has been with CIMB Group for over 18 years. As CEO, he is responsible for managing CIMB’s home market, focusing on strategic priorities that include enhancing operating resilience, driving innovation, and propelling growth to advance the Malaysian franchise.


Simultaneously, he also is the Chief Operating and People Officer at CIMB Group, where he oversees key organisational functions such as Human Resources, Sustainability, Operations, Admin & Property Management, and Strategic Procurement. In this capacity, he collaborates closely with the Group CEO to lead transformation initiatives and manage stakeholder relationships effectively.


Previously, Gurdip served as the Group Chief People Officer from 2020 to 2023, where he was tasked with aligning the human capital strategy with the Group’s overall objectives. Before that, he was the Group Chief Strategy and Design Officer, supporting the execution of key transformation and growth initiatives under the strategic roadmaps T18 and Forward23+. His leadership was instrumental in establishing and leading the sustainability function, steering the Group through various strategic phases.


Prior to joining CIMB Group, Gurdip spent a decade with an international management consulting firm, advising banks, telecommunications companies, and governments across ASEAN, India, South Korea, and Spain.

Quick Details







  • Bachelor of Science in Economics, majoring in Accounting and Finance, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of London, United Kingdom
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • CIMB-INSEAD Leadership Programme


Directorship/Relevant Appointments:

  • Member, CIMB Bank (Vietnam) Limited
  • Director, CIMB Bancom Capital Corporation
  • Director, CIMB EOP Management Sdn Bhd
  • Director, CIMB Investment Bank Pte Ltd (Sri Lanka)


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