Dato’ Lim Hong Thye joined the Company in August 2000. Prior to that, he was with the Assurance & Advisory Service Unit of Price Waterhouse and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Dato’ Lim was an Executive Director in Ann Joo Steel Berhad (“AJSB”) since 15 January 2004 and move on to be its President on 18 February 2004. Under the management of Dato’ Lim, Ann Joo Resources Berhad Group progressed tremendously to become the leading steel group in Malaysia. His brainchild of a Mini Blast Furnace to integrate iron and steel production has transformed AJSB to be one of the most efficient steel mills in Southeast Asia and positioned the Group in the forefront as a cost-efficient producer.
Dato’ Lim sits on the Board of several private limited companies. He also sits on the Board of Malaysia Steel Institute (MSI), a government agency under Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) overseeing the development of steel industry in Malaysia. Dato’ Lim is the President of Malaysia Iron & Steel Industry Federation (MISIF). He is also active in social work by being the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors of Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Lick Hung.
Dato’ Lim holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from The University of Melbourne. He is a Chartered Accountant (CA) of The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a Fellow membership of CPA Australia (FCPA).