David Thomas

Chief Risk Officer

Achievements
David has transformed the CIMB Risk team through upskilling, helping them to better align with the company’s appetite for risks, conduct more forward-looking analysis, and achieve digital transformation through big data, machine learning and SME models.
Career Highlights
Group Chief Risk Officer
CIMB Group, Malaysia
Board of Commissioners
PT. Bank CIMB Niaga TBK, Indonesia
Chief Risk Officer
Asia Pacific, Royal Bank of Scotland
Chief Credit Officer
Asia Pacific, Bank of America
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." -Robert Louis Stevenson
Education & Honors
Whitman College, Washington, U.S.
Bachelor

2018 Asian Banker Risk Officer of the year award

Awarded Chartered Banker designation by Chartered Banker Institute

Key Experiences
Rich Experience in Risk Management
• Senior risk officer with over 39 years of experience in the financial services industry including 28 years in Asia Pacific.
• Senior risk management roles including 9 years at Group Chief Risk Officer for CIMB Group, 5 plus years as the Chief Risk Officer – Asia Pacific for The Royal Bank of Scotland, and over 5 years as Chief Credit Officer – Asia Pacific for Bank of America.
• Served on the senior leadership team which set overall strategy at both CIMB and The Royal Bank of Scotland.
• Board member at PT CIMB Niaga Bank, TBK, Indonesia’s 5th largest bank, for 6 years.
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