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Datuk Lim Thean Shiang

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Independent Non-Executive Director

Age: 50
Nationality: Malaysian
Gender: Male
Date of Appointment: 23 August 2013
Length of Service: 7 - 9 years
Date of Last Re-election: 17 June 2021

Board Committee Membership:

  • Member of Audit, Governance and Risk Committee
  • Member of Investment and Tender Committee


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University Utara Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Law, University of London

Working Experience and Occupation:

  • Chairman, Ipoh Cargo Terminal Sdn Bhd (June 2020-present)
  • Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman, Daya Materials Berhad (2020 - present)
  • Independent Non-Executive Chairman, GCCP Resources Limited (Singapore) (2020 - present)
  • Director, Fiberail Sdn Bhd (2021 - present)
  • Chairman, Tropicana SJII Education Management Sdn Bhd (2018-June 2020)
  • Executive Chairman, Daya Materials Berhad (2019 - 2020)
  • Executive Vice Chairman, Daya Materials Berhad (2017 - 2019)
  • Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Daya Materials Berhad (2015 -2017)
  • Independent Non-Executive Director, Tropicana Corporation Berhad (2017-2018)
  • Executive Chairman, Port Klang Free Zone (2008-2009)
  • General Manager, Port Klang Authority (2008-2009)
  • Director, WWE Holdings Berhad (2004-2006)
  • Director, El Medical Systems Sdn Bhd (2001-2008)
  • Director, Latimax Engineering Sdn Bhd (2001-2008)
  • Director, Focus Indera Sdn Bhd (2001-2008)
  • Director, Tripro Engineering Sdn Bhd (2001-2008)
  • Director, Glotel Sdn Bhd (2001-2008)

Directorship of Public Companies:

  • Daya Materials Berhad
  • GCCP Resources Limited (Singapore) - Listed on Singapore Stock Exchange


MSM Sugar Refinery (Johor) Sdn. Bhd. (MSM Johor), a subsidiary of MSM Malaysia Holdings Berhad (MSM) operates MSM’s new sugar refinery based in Tanjung Langsat, Johor which is set to be the largest standalone sugar refinery in Malaysia. Erected on a 50.63 acre land plot, the integrated complex is under development for Phase 1 - to build and operate a 3,000 tonnes per day of refined sugar output (RSO) contributing of up to 1 million MT on the Group’s annual production capacity. This is set to be fully commissioned by mid year of 2018. Upon increase in demand, expansion of Phase 2 shall commence by 2025. The combined annual production capacity of Phase 1 and Phase 2 is capable for up to an astounding 2 million MT, strengthening MSM’s position as one of the leading refined sugar producer in the region. With an investment of approximately USD $259 million for the development of Phase 1, this magnifies the Group’s confidence to showcase its ability towards MSM’s 53 years of talented expertise and experience in sugar refining and skilled management. Upon completion and full commissioning of MSM Johor, the total group production capacity will increase of up to 3.25 million MT per annum. One of MSM Johor’s salient point enables capacity building which translates to competitive pricing on end products. This allows MSM to foray into neighbouring countries, further strengthen the Group’s domestic market share and transform Malaysia into a regional hub for high quality refined sugar. Significantly, MSM Johor is seen to be a key growth driver for MSM Group to realize its mission in becoming one of the top 10 global sugar player by 2020.