People: Genting Singapore Ltd (GENS.SI)
30 Oct 2020
Lim, Kok Thay
Tan Sri Kok Thay Lim serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Tan Sri Lim joined the Genting Group in 1976 and has served in various positions within the Group. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive of Genting Berhad (“GENT”) and Genting Malaysia Berhad (“GENM”), as well as the Deputy Chairman and Executive Director of Genting Plantations Berhad, all of which are listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. He is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genting Hong Kong Limited (“GENHK”), a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and the Executive Chairman of Genting UK Plc. He is also a Director of Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. (“Travellers”), which is an associate of GENHK and was listed on the Main Board of The Philippine Stock Exchange Inc. until its voluntary delisting in October 2019. During the period from July 2011 to March 2015, Tan Sri Lim had served as a Director and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., which was an associate of GENHK, and was listed on NASDAQ Global Select Market (“Nasdaq”) until its transfer of listing from Nasdaq to the New York Stock Exchange in December 2017. By virtue of Tan Sri Lim’s positions and his shareholding interests (directly or indirectly) in GENT, GENM, GENHK and Travellers and his indirect shareholding interests in Empire Resorts, Inc. (a holding company for various subsidiaries engaged in the hospitality and gaming industries), he is considered as having interests in businesses apart from the Group’s business, which may compete indirectly with the Group’s business. The Company’s management team is separate and independent from the aforementioned companies. Tan Sri Lim holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of London. He attended the Programme for Management Development at the Harvard Business School, Harvard University in 1979. He is an Honorary Professor of Xiamen University, China.
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