RETAIL BANKING | Staff Reporter, Malaysia

RHB Banking Group names Dr Arup Raha as chief economist and head of research

He will succeed Lim Chee Sing who retired in June 2017.

Dr Arup has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining RHB, Dr Arup was managing director and chief economist with CIMB Group, as well as the chief economist with CIMB ASEAN Research Institute. He was responsible for conducting research on Asian economies and financial markets.

He started his career as an Economist with The World Bank in Washington DC, USA and went on to build his career in investment banking. He has been the Chief Economist covering Asia for 3 global banks, namely Citigroup, UBS Investment Bank and HSBC. Dr Arup, who is based in Singapore, will be overseeing the regional economics team and leading research across all areas of economics which include equities, fixed income and foreign currency.

“Arup’s appointment will further strengthen the capabilities of our research team and will elevate RHB Research into a leading research franchise in the ASEAN region,” said Dato Khairussaleh Ramli, group managing director, RHB Banking Group.

He has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, a Masters from the Delhi School of Economics and a Ph.D in Economics from Vanderbilt University in the United States.

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