To Mohamed Nazir Abdul Razak, a good executive officer (CEO) is someone who can change with the demands of the organisation and the environment. Named Malaysia's CEO of the Year 2004 Award , he has proven his capabilities in steering Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad (CIMB) to greater heights. The changes are necessitated by the fact that the investment bank operates in an industry that is furiously evolving as a result of globalisation and liberalisation. Using the English Premier League as an analogy, Nazir said: "Like Manchester United, year in and year out, we have strong and weak competitors. Some may do better in certain years, but over the long-term, we like to think that CIMB will remain number one."
At 37, he is the youngest CEO to have won the award.