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Dato' Lee Kok Kwan

 

Dato' Lee Kok Kwan is presently a Board member of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad, CIMB Bank Berhad, CIMB Thai Bank Public Company Limited, Cagamas Holdings Berhad and Bond & Sukuk Information Platform Sendirian Berhad.   

Formerly CIMB Group's Deputy Chief Executive Officer, his areas of responsibilities included corporate banking, transaction banking and the sales and trading businesses in interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, bonds, equity, commodities and their derivatives, treasury and funding for the Group, fixed income investments and debt capital markets which he developed since joining CIMB in 1996 and had developed CIMB into the largest arranger in the ASEAN local currency bond marjets for seven consecutive years since 2011 as well as the largest Sukuk arranger globally for many years since 2007 (rankings by Bloomberg).
 
Dato' Lee was also the Vice-Chair of the ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum which is established under the auspice of the ASEAN+3 Bond Markets Initiative and the ASEAN+3 Finance Ministers to promote development of cross-border activities in the ASEAN+3 local currency bond markets. 
 
Prior to joining CIMB, Dato' Lee had more than seven years of markets and treasury experience in the Canadian banking industry. He was the Treasury Portfolio Manager responsible for interest rate and optionally risk and return for a lending Canadian bank and a member of its Senior Asset-Liability Management Committee.

Dato' Lee is also currently the President of the Financial Markets Association (FMAM) and Advisor to the Securities Commission Malaysia.

Dato' Lee holds a BBA Joint Honours (First Class) degree and a Master in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, Canada.