Nazir Razak

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Dato' Seri Nazir Razak
Born Mohd Nazir bin Abdul Razak
1966 (age 48–49)[1]
Kuala Lumpur[1]
Nationality Malaysian
Occupation Banker
Spouse(s) Dato' Azlina Aziz
Parent(s) Tun Abdul Razak
Rahah Noah

Dato' Seri Mohd Nazir bin Tun Abdul Razak (born 1966) is a Malaysian banking executive. He is Chairman of CIMB Group, which is one of the largest financial services providers in Malaysia. He served as CEO of the group from 1999 to 2014. Nazir is the youngest son of the second prime minister, Tun Abdul Razak, and a brother of the sixth and current prime minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Early life and education[edit]

Nazir Abdul Razak was born in 1966 in Kuala Lumpur. His father died when he was 10 years old. He attended St. John's Institution and Alice Smith School and continued his secondary education in the United Kingdom from age 13.[1] He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Politics from the University of Bristol and went on to obtain a Master of Philosophy in Development Economics from the University of Cambridge.[2]


After returning from the United Kingdom, Nazir joined the corporate advisory department of Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad. He rose to become Managing Director and Chief Executive of the bank, which by then was known as CIMB, in 1999.[2] His tenure as CEO ended in 2014 after he resigned and took over as Chairman.[3]

Nazir was named one of Asia’s 50 most influential figures of the last decade by FinanceAsia in 2006. He was also named the "Best Top Executive in Malaysia" by Asiamoney for two consecutive years, in 2009 and 2010.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Nazir is married to Dato' Azlina Aziz, who is the daughter of Tan Sri Aziz Taha, a former governor of Bank Negara Malaysia. The couple has two children.[4]

Awards & Accolades[edit]

In October 2015, Nazir Razak was honored with Asia House Asian Business Leaders Award by Asia House for "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.”[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Nazir Razak: Diversity is our strength". The Nut Graph. Retrieved 2015-10-16. 
  2. ^ a b c "Dato' Sri Nazir Razak". Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "CIMB shares down after Nazir Razak resigns as CEO". The Star. 2014-07-04. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 
  4. ^ "BIODATA OF DATO’ SRI MOHAMED NAZIR ABDUL RAZAK". Wawasan Open University. Retrieved 2015-10-16. 
  5. ^ "Nazir Razak honoured with prestigious award". Free Malaysia Today. 2015-10-15. Retrieved 2015-10-16.