Dato’ Lim Cheng Poh, the Chairman of the Board, was appointed to the Board on 6 January 2022.
He graduated from Camborne School of Mines, Cornwall, England in 1970 with a First Class with Distinction in Mining Engineering and awarded the Richard Pearce Gold Medal for being the best graduating student. He obtained a Master Degree in Science (Applied Engineering) from Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 1972 and a Master Degree in Business Administration from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, Massachusetts, USA in 1978.
In 1972, he started his career in Malaysia as a mining engineer in Osborne & Chappel International (“O&CI”) and eventually became a shareholder and an Executive Director of O&CI. He joined Hong Leong Group Malaysia in 1983 as the Managing Director for Hong Leong Credit Berhad (now known as Hong Leong Financial Group). In January 1994, he was appointed as the Senior Group Managing Director of Hong Leong Bank. Dato’ Lim retired from Hong Leong Bank and the Hong Leong Group in October 2003 after having served the group for 21 years. On 15 June 2004, he joined AmBank (M) Berhad as its Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer. After the merger of the business operations of AmBank Berhad and AmFinance Berhad (renamed as AmBank (M) Berhad) on 1 June 2005, Dato’ Lim was appointed as the Managing Director of Business Banking of the group. During 2005 to 2006, he was appointed as the Director of AmAssurance Berhad and AmIslamic Bank Berhad. Dato’ Lim retired from AmBank Group in October 2015 after having served for over 10 years.
He was the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of LYC Healthcare Berhad (“LYC”), a public company listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad until his resignation from the board of LYC on 4 August 2020. He was appointed as the advisor to Ho Wah Genting Berhad (“HWGB”) on 5 February 2021 to provide investment management and advisory services to the Board of HWGB.