Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai is the chairman and founder of Top Glove Group of Companies.
According to Forbes, his net worth is $1.2 billion.
The Top Glove Group was founded back in 1991 and was listed in Bursa Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange) on 27 March 2001 and then in the Singapore Exchange (SGX) on 28 June 2016.
Before he became the man he is today, he was a very hardworking student.
Lim graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Physics in 1982 from University Malaya.
Next he obtained his Master of Business Administration in 1985 from Sul Ross State University in Texas, United States.
Lim didn’t just stop there.
After his Masters, he obtained his PhD in Management from the University of Selangor in Malaysia in 2015 and was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration by Oklahoma City University in the United States in 2016.
A true testament of his diligence.
Lim founded Top Glove Sdn Bhd back in 1991, a rubber glove manufacturing and trading business which started off with only three production lines.
Under Lim’s leadership, Top Glove has since grown to be the world’s largest rubber glove manufacturer, capturing about 25% of the world market share.(peoplepill)
Today, the company owns and operates 28 manufacturing facilities with a total of 512 production lines in Malaysia, even across Thailand and China. These factories have a production capacity of 48 billion pieces of gloves per year, to meet the demand of over 2,000 customers in more than 195 countries. (peoplepill)
Lim was also the recipient of many awards and accolades for his accomplishments.
This includes the Master and Country Entrepreneur of Malaysia for the Year, by Ernst and Young back in 2004, Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2008, the BrandLaureate Brand Icons Leadership Award in 2011, the BrandLaureate Manufacturer Man of the Year (2012 to 2013).
It didn’t end there.
Back in 2016, he also received the Malaysian Leadership Excellence Award, by the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM), Business Excellence Person of The Year, Sin Chew Business Excellence Awards 2016 by Sin Chew Media Group and FMM Icon Award 2016 by the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers.
6th March 2020 21:30
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