David Thomas

CIMB Group

David Thomas is currently CIMB Group’s Chief Risk Officer who oversees the risk management function of CIMB Group, including credit, market, operational and asset liability management risk, as well as risk analytics and risk infrastructure.

Prior to joining CIMB Group, he served as Chief Risk Officer – Asia Pacific at the Royal Bank of Scotland from February 2007. He was with the Bank of America from 1984 until January 2007 in various roles, where his last held position was Chief Credit Officer – Asia Pacific. He has held various senior level risk positions based in Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan throughout his 21-year tenure in Asia.

Dave brings with him a wealth of experience in his field. He possesses over 18 years of banking experience in areas such as commercial and investment banking, fixed income and equity, cash management and trade finance businesses across Asia Pacific region. He has in-depth experience across markets, products, sectors and risk disciplines and has extensive senior leadership and management expertise to handle difficult market conditions.

Dave graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in History – American Studies from Whitman College, USA.

CIMB Group is a universal bank headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, operating in high growth economies in ASEAN.