BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Biodata Founder / Director
Tan Sri Dato’ Lim Kuang Sia is the Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd. Tan Sri Dato’ Lim, a founder Director of Kossan, graduated from Nanyang University in Singapore with a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) degree. Tan Sri Dato’ Lim also graduated from the University of London with a Diploma in Engineering (University College) and a Master in Chemical Engineering (Imperial College).
Tan Sri Dato’ Lim is the President of the Klang Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, President of the Gabungan Dewan Perniagaan dan Perindustrian Cina Pantai Selangor, Treasurer of The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia, Honorary Life President of the Klang and Coast Teochew Association, Vice President of the Federated Teochew Associations of Malaysia and the Honorary Advisor to the Selangor Lim Clansman Association (Klang & Coast Branch). Besides, Tan Sri Dato’ Lim has always been enthusiastic in education, art and culture. He is the Deputy Chairman of Pin Hwa High School, Chairman of Pulau Ketam Art Association and the member of the Board of Directors of Hin Hua High School, Kwang Hua Private High School and Chung Hua Independent High School.
Mr. Lawrence, a graduate from University of Central Oklahoma, USA with a Bachelor in Marketing has drawn up significant work experience in the field of marketing and business development.
After his graduation, he was involved in the trading of medical disposables in USA from 1998 to 2003, culminating in his appointment as operations and marketing manager. He joined Kossan’s glove division in 2003 as Sales Manager. In just 5 years of tenure, his outstanding performance in strategizing with established key customers and contribution to the company revenue earned him the title of Marketing General Manager.
Currently, he sits in the Board of Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd. as an Executive Director. He is also a Trustee of Malaysia Rubber Export Promotion Council.
Mr. Lawrence is not only a strategist delivering excellent service and rapports with customers but he is also a visionary in addressing customers’ needs. He is actively involved in the development of new products and garnered his first title as inventor in 2009 for a patented technology.
Adding feather to his cap, Mr. Lawrence is the director of Project Smile, which host quarterly corporate social responsibility programs and activities in cultivating future leaders of tomorrow. Project Smile started off with a small team of Kossan volunteers, organizing activities routinely to bring smiles to the less fortunate children. Lawrence strongly believes in positive attraction and Project Smile has validated that belief because the efforts not only brought smiles to the less fortunate but also to the growing group of volunteers in the team spirit of preserving universal values with compassion.
Mr. Lee Choo Hock is the Board of Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd. as an Independent Non Executive Director. He is a Chartered Accountant with membership in the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants (England and Wales). He is the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating Committee.
Mr. Lee qualified as an accountant in 1980 and has experience in accounting and tax. He worked at Malayan Banking Berhad from 1983 until his retirement in 2008. His experience with Malayan Banking includes internal audit, branch supervision, retail banking, products development and market research, treasury and computerization. He was Head of Finance in Malayan Banking from 1997 until his retirement in 2008.
Besides Kossan, Mr. Lee is an independent non executive director of HSBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee of HSBC Malaysia Berhad. In HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad, he chairs the Risk Committee and is a member of its Audit Committee and Nominations Committee.
Dr. Leong is the Managing Director / Director of JSI Business Centre Sdn Bhd, Taptin Sdn Bhd and Topbooks PLT. He received his Ph.D., MBA, and Master of Science in Management from the University of Texas at Dallas after graduating with Master in Economics from University of Malaya and Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Economics (Hons.) from Universiti Sains Malaysia. He is Certified Financial Planner (CFP) from the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia.
Dr. Leong Kai Hin is currently the Deputy President of the Klang Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, National Council Member of the Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM), cum Chairman of the Commerce Committee of ACCCIM. He is Foreign Committee Member of YiWu People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. He is member of Board of Director of Cultural Committee of Tan Kah Ki Foundation and member of Board of Directors of Hai-O Foundation. He is the Advisor of Persatuan Pemborong Malaysia, representative of ACCCIM to the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Consurmer Affairs and Cooperative Society, and Malaysia Institute of Integrity. He was the past President of the Klang Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCCI).
Dr. Leong served as Associate / Assistant Professor at Universiti Malaya, University of Nottingham (Malaysia Campus), Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure University and Universiti Tengku Abdul Rahman. He also serves as Advisor of Economic Subject, Academic Curriculum Board of the United Chinese School Committees’ Association of Malaysia.