Khairul is currently the Group Chief Financial Officer of CIMB Group. He joined CIMB in January 2016 as a Managing Director in Group Finance and was later promoted to Senior Managing Director in April 2017. Prior to his current role, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer, CIMB Malaysia as well as the Regional Head, Financial Control.

He has extensive experience in Financial Services sector covering various business and functional roles which includes Banking Audits, Equities, Investor Relations and Finance. Khairul started his career with KPMG London focusing on servicing Investment Banking clients such as Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank. In 2006, he joined Goldman Sachs, London as an equity analyst covering Insurance companies within the highly rated and award winning European Financial Sector team. He then joined UBS, Malaysia in 2009 to cover the Malaysian Banking Sector and later on also covered the Singapore Banking sector. Prior to joining CIMB Group, Khairul was working at RHB Group, Malaysia from 2014 to 2016 as the Head of Finance of RHB Islamic and Head of Investor Relations.

Khairul holds a First Class Honours degree in Accounting and Finance from University of Warwick and an MSc in Finance from Imperial College. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).