Dato’ Kong Sooi Lin

Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, Age 62, Female

Date of Appointment

  1. 16 February 2022

Committee Membership

  1. Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee
  2. Member of the Board Sustainability Committee


  1. Fellow of Certified Practising Accountants Australia
  2. Chartered Banker of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers
  3. Chartered Accountant of Malaysian Institute of Accountants
  4. Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from University of New South Wales, Australia

Relevant Experience

  1. Has over thirty (30) years of investment banking experience and has extensive equity and debt transaction expertise, having advised on numerous highly profiled and industry-shaping corporate exercises in Malaysia and Asia Pacific
  2. Joined CIMB Investment Bank Berhad (CIMB Investment Bank) in 1994 and had been with CIMB Group Holdings Berhad (CIMB Group) for twenty-five (25) years until her retirement from CIMB Investment Bank as its Chief Executive Officer in March 2019
  3. Contributed significantly to entrenching CIMB Investment Bank as one of the top investment banking houses domestically and across ASEAN countries
  4. Held various senior positions within CIMB Group which include Group Head of Investment Banking Division for the Asia Pacific region, Group Head of Private Banking, Head of Senior Bankers Group, Chairperson of CIMB Private Limited Sri Lanka and Commissioner on the Board Commissioners of CIMB Securities Indonesia
  5. Began her career with Ernst & Whinney (now known as Ernst & Young) and Arthur Anderson & Co. Subsequently, joined Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad under Corporate Banking in 1989

Directorship of Other Listed Issuers/Public Companies

  1. Other Listed Issuers
    – Independent Non-Executive Director of Eco World International Berhad
    – Independent Non-Executive Director of AMMB Holdings Berhad
    – Independent Non-Executive Director of PMB Technology Berhad
  2. Non-Profit Public Company
    – None
  3. Other Public Company
    – Independent Non-Executive Director of AmInvestment Bank Berhad