CIMB’s Nazir wins prestigious Asia House award

PETALING JAYA: CIMB Group Holdings Bhd chairman Datuk Seri Nazir Razak (pix) has been conferred the prestigious Asia House Asian Business Leaders Award at Asia House’s gala award dinner in Whitehall, London, United Kingdom.

The Asia House Asian Business Leaders Award recognises an individual for his or her overall contribution towards economic success, professional excellence, moral leadership and service to society.

Asia House chairman Sir John Boyd said Nazir has, among other things, underlined the benefits of cooperation and partnership across Asean through his support of learning, independent research and charitable works, as well as in his ambitious business strategy, demonstrating how a commercially successful Asean-wide initiative can bring people together for the common good.

Over the course of his 26-year tenure at CIMB group, Nazir steered CIMB from a small merchant bank to becoming the Asean universal banking powerhouse of today.