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SURIA ZAINAL

Suria Zainal is professional storyteller, helping to create compelling narratives that resonate with stakeholders around the globe. In her current role, she is responsible for building a strategic communications team, to create a strong and consistent voice for the CIMB Group. A qualified lawyer and barrister, she developed a passion for communications working for the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) in London where she was part of a team countering the anti-tropical timber campaign in Europe. After returning to Malaysia, Suria continued her career in environmental advocacy with MTC. During this time, she was also responsible for overseeing the management of MTC’s Endowment Fund, gaining a thorough grounding in the asset management industry. In 2015, she joined CIMB Group as Head of Group Corporate Communications, using her extensive strategic, analytical, and communications skills to continue telling persuasive stories.