Board of Directors

Dato Sri Lim Haw Kuang

Dato Sri Lim Haw Kuang
  • Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Chairman of Nomination & Remuneration Committee
  • Member of Risk Management Committee

Dato Sri Lim Haw Kuang, 65, a Malaysian, is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Sime Darby Berhad. Dato Sri Lim was appointed to the Board on 26 August 2010 and as the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 December 2017.


Dato Sri Lim holds a Bachelor of Science (Computing Science) degree from Imperial College, University of London, United Kingdom. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in International Management from IMI Switzerland.

Dato Sri Lim currently sits on the Board of Bank Negara Malaysia, Ranhill Holdings Berhad, Wison Group Holdings Limited, China and Jinxin Fertility Group Limited, Hong Kong. He is the Chairman of Sime Darby Overseas (HK) Limited and Sime Darby Logistics Sdn Bhd both wholly-owned subsidiaries of Sime Darby Berhad, Ranhill WorleyParsons Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between Ranhill and Worley Parsons that provides engineering services and solutions to the oil and gas industry. 

Dato Sri Lim was an international council member of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, an advisory body to the Chinese government under the chairmanship of the Chinese Vice Premier responsible for environmental matters and served on the Boards of BG Group Plc, an international oil and gas company listed in London, ENN Energy Holdings Limited, a major Chinese city gas company listed in Hong Kong, and ENN Group Co., Limited.

Dato Sri Lim worked for Shell for 34 years and his assignments included Executive Chairman of Shell Companies in China, Vice President of Corporate Planning & Strategy, Royal Dutch Shell, President of Oil Products for Asia Pacific and Middle East, Chairman of Shell Companies in Malaysia and Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Exploration & Production, and Head of LNG Business Development for Former Soviet Union and Sakhalin.

In 2011, the Beijing Municipal Government honoured Dato Sri Lim with the “Great Wall Friendship Award” for his contributions to the City. He has been actively involved in Sustainable Development work and served previously as a Board Director of the China Business Council for Sustainable Development, Special Adviser to the President and Executive Committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and President of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Malaysia. Dato Sri Lim has been awarded state honours by the Malaysian Government, and has been made an honorary Texan and an honorary citizen of the City of Houston, United States of America.

Directors’ Training and Continuous Education Programme Attended For The Financial Year Ended 30 June 2018

Title of the Seminar/Workshop/Course Presenter/Organiser
Current State of the Global Economy Joseph Incalterra, Chief Economist, Southeast Asia, HSBC
Key Global Trends and Opportunities in the Automotive Sector Nikolai Dobberstein, Partner, AT Kearney & Kaushik Sriram, Principal, AT Kearney
Key Global Trends and Opportunities in the Industrial Sector Oliver Ramsbottom, Partner, McKinsey & Co
Key Trends and Opportunities in Healthcare in Asia Pradeep Rao, Managing Director, HSBC
“What It Takes To Get Us There” Till Vestring, Senior Partner, Bain & Co