Dato’ Robert Cheim is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He is currently the Adviser for the Investment Banking Division of the Group, Vice Chairman of CIMB Thai Bank Public Company Limited, as well as a Director of CIMB Group Sdn Bhd and Chairman of CIMB Securities International Pte Ltd.

Dato’ Robert Cheim joined Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad (now known as CIMB Investment Bank) in 1984 and held the position of Head of Corporate Finance, General Manager and Executive Director, before assuming the position of Chief Executive Officer from 1993 to 1999. From 1999 to 2006, he was an Executive Director of CIMB Investment Bank. Prior to joining CIMB Investment Bank, Dato’ Robert Cheim served in various management positions with the former United Asian Bank Berhad (now known as CIMB Bank) between 1977 and 1984. He has also worked in various accounting firms in London.

He is also the Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director of Tanjong Plc and Trustee of Yu Chai Foundation.