YBhg. Tan Sri Cheng Yong Kim, was appointed as 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 as an 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 as 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 the 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


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 moved to became the company’s 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. He is the brainchild behind the Mini Blast Furnace to integrate the iron and steel production. This 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 the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), overseeing the development of the steel industry in Malaysia. Dato’ Lim is the President of Malaysia Iron & Steel Industry Federation (MISIF). He is also active in social work by becoming 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) from The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a Fellow membership of CPA Australia (FCPA).


    Dato’ Sri Tai Hean Leng @ Tek Hean Leng serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Masteel.  Dato’ Sri Hean Leng Tai was appointed as an Executive Director of Masteel since April 25, 1994. He began his practical training in 1987 as a plant manager for Malaysian Industrial Products Sdn. Bhd., which produces LPG pressure vessel for the oil and gas industries. He is also involved in the formulation and implementation for Masteel’s corporate strategies and is in charge of corporate planning, business expansion and operations.

    Dato’ Sri Hean Leng Tai has more than 25 years of business experience in the iron and steel industry.  Dato’ Sri Hean Leng Tai is one of the Board Members for Metropolitan Commuter Network Sdn. Bhd. and MS Express Sdn. Bhd., a wholly-owned subsidiaries of Masteel. He is one of the Board Members for Bio Molecular Industries Sdn. Bhd., an associate company of Masteel and several private companies in Malaysia.  Dato’ Sri Hean Leng Tai is a member of the Board of the Malaysia Steel Institute (“MSI”), Vice President of the Malaysia Steel Association (“MSA”) and the Board of Rosegate Insurance Brokers Sdn. Bhd. He does not hold any directorship in any other public companies.

    In his 30 years of business experience, he has successfully led the commissioning of RM 350 million of new steel plants in Klang. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Southern California in 1987 and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Hull, United Kingdom in 1993.


      Dato’ Dr. Ir. Andy Seo Kian Haw, or known as Andy, is a Partner of Andy Seo & Associates, a management engineering consultancy practice and a Member of Corporation of SMECORP Malaysia.

      He currently serves as the Executive Chairman, Senior Advisor and Directors of various organisations. Dato’ Dr. Ir. Seo is the Director of the German Malaysian Institute. Apart from that, he also serves as a Committee Member of the Malaysian Finnish Business Council, Director of the EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry and SIRIM QAS International Sdn. Bhd.

      Dato’ Dr. Ir. Seo is a Director of SIRIM Berhad since July 1, 2015. He currently serve as the Vice President of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and Council Member of the Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KLSCCCI). He is also a member of the National Skill Development Council and a Council Member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia.

      Dato’ Dr. Ir. Seo served as President of the University of Hertfordshire Alumni Association in Malaysia from 1991 to 2002, Member of the University Court at the University of Hertfordshire, UK and an Advisor to the Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia and University Malaysia Pahang. He graduated in Production Engineering from University of Hertfordshire and holds an MBA in General Management from University of Hull, Kone Executive edge strategic Management Course from London Business School, Kone Strategic Management Program from IMD, Honorary Doctor of Science from University of Hertfordshire and Honorary Fellow of Association of ASEAN Fellow Engineers Organization.

        Professor Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman was appointed the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) of University of Malaya in August 2015. Prior to  this, Professor Noorsaadah served as the Director for the UM Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), a position she held since January 2009.  While at IPPP, Prof Noorsaadah and her team were responsible in coordinating the research activities of the university.

        Prof Noorsaadah’s career in UM began in 1990 as a lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, University of Malaya.  Her areas of research interest are in organic synthesis and reaction methodology, drug design and also in management of organic pollutants in the environment.  She is still an active researcher, heading her own research group in drug design and development research.  She is also involved in several international research collaborative programs such as being the Malaysian coordinator for the Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry program involving 8 countries in the Asian region as well as being the co-principal investigator for UM in the Newton Funded collaborative project with the University of Manchester.  She also chairs the Malaysian Open Science Alliance which oversees the Phase 1 implementation of Open Science Platform for Malaysia. The In addition, as a member of the Malaysian Academy of Science, she strongly supports the advancement in science education and is very much involve in promoting the standard of chemistry education in Malaysia through the International Chemistry Olympiad Program for Malaysia.  In 2016, she was made a Fellow and was accorded the Top Research Scientist Award by the Malaysian Academy of Sciences.