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RETAIL BANKING | Staff Reporter, Malaysia
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CIMB appoints Renzo Viegas as deputy CEO

He will also be the head of consumer banking starting 2 April 2012.

In a release, CIMB Group Holdings Berhad announced the appointment of Mr Renzo Christopher Viegas as Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of Consumer Banking, CIMB Bank effective 2 April 2012.

In this capacity, he will be heading the Malaysia Consumer Bank as well as provide oversight for the Singapore and Cambodia markets. He will be appointed as an Executive Director of CIMB Bank upon obtaining the necessary approvals from the regulatory authorities.

Mr Viegas, 50 years old, a Malaysian Permanent Resident of Indian nationality, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Bombay and is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has extensive experience in the banking industry and started his working career with Citibank in 1985, where he progressively held senior positions in various Asia Pacific countries including regional responsibilities until 2008. \

In 2008, he joined RHB Bank Berhad as Director, Retail Banking where he managed the consumer, insurance, hire purchase and SME businesses. Principal Officer to oversee the Bank’s operations overall. Prior to joining CIMB Group, he last held the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer – Retail & International of RHB Bank Berhad.

In 2011, he was appointed as Principal Officer to oversee the Bank’s operations overall. Prior to joining CIMB Group, he last held the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer – Retail & International of RHB Bank Berhad.

“Renzo brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in consumer banking acquired over a span of close to 28 years in various markets including Malaysia,” said Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak, Group CEO of CIMB Group. “He will assume leadership of CIMB Bank’s consumer franchise and release me to focus on leadership of our expanding group as a whole. We have made tremendous progress in consumer banking over the last 5 years and believe that a vastly more experienced consumer banker should now lead the team to scale new heights from here.”

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