MOHAMED RAFE MOHAMED HANEEF
CEO, Group Transaction Banking at CIMB Group
Mr. Rafe Haneef is the Chief Executive Officer, Group Transaction Banking / Group Chief Sustainability Officer, CIMB Bank and Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Foundation. His qualified in Master of Laws (LL.M), Harvard Law School, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), International Islamic University Malaysia and he qualified for the New York State Bar in 1997. Then, he also admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1995. As a CEO of Group Transaction Banking, he is overseeing transaction banking business which consist of four main product pillars namely Trade Finance, Cash Management, Securities Services and Financial Institution serving the Group’s Non Retail customers across CIMB franchise in ASEAN. Transaction Banking drives annuity business and relationship stickiness; thus, pivotal to the growth of CIMB Group. Mr. Rafe Haneef also acts as a Group Chief Sustainability Officer, lead responsibility for driving sustainable financing and social responsibility initiatives across the CIMB Group. He also a CEO, CIMB Foundation, to spearhead CSR in community development, sports and education initiatives with diversity and inclusion as the guiding principles. Previously, CEO of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad in charge of the Group’s Islamic banking and finance franchise. CIMB Islamic operates as a parallel franchise to the Group’s conventional operations and covers Islamic wholesale banking, Islamic consumer banking, Islamic commercial banking and Islamic asset management and investments. Instrumental in the inclusion of CIMB Islamic in the Value-based Intermediation (VBI) Community of Practitioners, working to develop VBI together with the central bank to contextualise and drive sustainability with Islamic finance institutions in Malaysia. Instrumental in CIMB Group being a member of RFI as well as a founding member to the UNEP FI Principles for Responsible Banking. 20 years of experience covering a range of businesses and functional roles gained from three global banks, an international asset management company and a legal firm, at various financial centres including London, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. Mr. Rafe Haneef also a CEO, Malaysia, and Managing Director of Global Markets, ASP, HSBC Amanah in 2010. He is a Regional Head for Islamic banking, Asia Pacific, Citigroup Asia in 2006. Global Head of Islamic Finance business at ABN AMRO Dubai in 2004 covering both consumer and corporate businesses. He joined HSBC Investment Bank plc, London in 1999 and thereafter HSBC Financial Services Middle East, Dubai where he set up the global sukuk business in 2001.