YBhg. Tan Sri Cheng Yong Kim, aged 68, was appointed the Managing Director of LICB on 16 January 1995. Tan Sri Cheng graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from the University of Singapore in 1971.
He has more than 40 years of experience in the business operations of the Lion Group encompassing retail, food and beverage, credit financing, property development, mining, steel manufacturing, tyre, motor, agriculture and computer industries. For a period of seven years from 1988 to 1995, he was the Managing Director of Lion Fasteners Sdn Bhd, a company engaged in the business of manufacturing bolts and nuts.
In 1990, he took up the role of President Director in P T Lion Metal Works Tbk, a public company listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, which is a manufacturer of steel furniture, building material and stamping products in Indonesia. He took on the position of Managing Director of LICB in 1995 and in 1996, he was appointed the Executive Director of the Likom group of companies which are involved in the manufacturing and marketing of computers, monitors and peripherals.
Tan Sri Cheng is the Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce Malaysia, a permanent member of the Steering Committee of the Construction Products of Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia and a Director of NTUC Fairprice Co-Operative Limited. In 2018, he was appointed a permanent member of the Malaysian National Standards Committee (MyNSC) for the period from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020.
Tan Sri Cheng’s other directorships in public companies are as follows:
- Managing Director of Lion Diversified Holdings Berhad
- Director of Lion Corporation Berhad and Hy-Line Berhad
- Council member of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (“FMM”)
- Director of GS1 Malaysia Berhad, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FMM