The Man Behind The Vision
Tan Sri Lim Kim Hong, aged 64, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 15 July 1999. He is currently the Group Executive Chairman responsible for setting the policies and direction of the entire Group. He has vast experience in business, marketing and corporate matters as well as has a keen sense of business acumen.
Tan Sri Lim was responsible for the successful listing of Sumurwang Sdn Bhd’s (“Sumurwang”) manufacturing arm, Dreamland Holdings Berhad on The Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (now known as Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad) in 1987 while he was the Chief Executive Officer of Dreamland Holdings Berhad.
In 1991, he diversified Dreamland Holdings Berhad into the steel industry and subsequently changed its name to Kanzen Berhad (“Kanzen”). In late 1993, he divested Sumurwang’s interest in Kanzen to reorganise Sumurwang’s corporate structure to focus on three business areas – property development, manufacturing and financial services. In 1999, Tan Sri Lim acquired I-Berhad through Sumurwang and steered the Group into property development and ICT-solutions businesses through “i-City”, an ICT-based integrated township development with MSC Malaysia Cybercentre Status with a gross development value of RM7.0 billion as well as endorsed as an International Park by the Selangor State Government and a unique Tourism Destination by Tourism Malaysia.