Shah Alam, June 2: Top Glove Corporation Bhd has announced that Datuk Lee Kim Meow, the company’s current managing director will be redesignated as a non-independent and non-executive director effective Aug 1, upon completing his employment contract with the company on July 31.
Succeeding Lee is the company’s current executive director, Lim Cheong Guan, who will be appointed managing director effective Aug 1 this year.
Furthermore, in line with the board succession planning, Ng Yong Lin who is presently the Chief Operating Officer (COO), will be appointed an executive director of Top Glove Corporation Bhd effective Aug 1 as well.
Lee, aged 63, retires after 25 years of service at Top Glove, 13 of which he served as MD.
He joined Top Glove in 1997 during the company’s early years when it was a local business with a global vision.
He was appointed executive director in 2003 and redesignated to the MD position in 2009, a role he carried out with utmost distinction.
From left to right: Lee, Lim and Ng. Image supplied.
He also helmed the Marketing Department concurrently spearheading multiple strategic initiatives that have helped win the loyal support of over 2,000 customers across 195 countries.
Lee had an instrumental role in establishing Top Glove as the resounding international success it is today.
Working hand in glove with Top Glove Executive Chairman, Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai, they set in motion Top Glove’s strong growth trajectory, propelling the company to become the world’s largest manufacturer of gloves, with a record-breaking revenue of RM16.4 billion as of FYE2021.
Lim, aged 57, joined the company in 2005 and was appointed Executive Director of Top Glove Corporation Bhd in 2006.
During his tenure, he worked alongside Lee to ensure the business continued charting its strong growth trajectory.
He oversees the Group’s Finance function and has been instrumental in spearheading the company’s corporate exercises, which have been key to driving the Group’s strong and steady growth.
A testament to his strong custodianship in the Investor Relations space, he is also a five-time winner of the Malaysian Investor Relations Association (MIRA)’s prestigious ‘Best Chief Financial Officer for Investor Relations’ award, the most recent win being in 2021.
He is also deeply passionate about sustainability and continues to champion ESG awareness initiatives and projects across the Group.
Lim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Malaya and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Ng, aged 37, joined Top Glove in 2009 and has over 13 years of experience in the glove manufacturing industry, spearheading the implementation of advanced technology and driving innovation towards continuously improving quality and efficiency within the company’s manufacturing operations.
He holds a First Class Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering, having graduated from the University of Malaya in 2009.
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