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Change in Boardroom


Date of change 13 Mar 2023
Age 41
Gender Male
Nationality Malaysia
Designation Executive Director
Directorate Executive
Type of change Appointment


Major/Field of Study
Additional Information
Professional Qualification
Solicitor of England and Wales
Legal Practice Course in Law
BPP Law School, London
Bachelor Degree in Law
King's College London

Working experience and occupation
He is a corporate lawyer by training and has extensive experience in corporate finance transactions. He has worked on the structuring and execution of complex cross-border M&A deals, corporate joint ventures, capital markets transactions, financings and securitisation programmes.
He graduated with a first class law degree from Kings College London in 2003 (where he topped his class during his second year and was awarded various academic prizes). He qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2006. He trained and qualified as a lawyer in London with Slaughter and May, one of the UKs best-known corporate law firms. After spending 8 years with Slaughter and May, he moved to Clifford Chance LLP, one of the largest law firms in the world.  
Whilst in private practice in London, he worked on M&A/corporate finance transactions for a wide-range of clients in diverse industries (including, real estate, mining and natural resources, and financial institutions). He was seconded to HM Treasury (the United Kingdom's finance and economics ministry) during the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, where he was part of the legal team advising the UK government on the bail-out and stabilisation of the UKs banking and financial sector. He left private practice and moved into the corporate sector in 2015 when he joined the in-house legal team of Trafigura (one of the world's largest independent commodities traders) based in Geneva, Switzerland.  
After nearly 20 years abroad, he returned to Malaysia in 2019. He was appointed as an Executive Director of Farlim Holding Sdn. Bhd. of Farlim Group (Malaysia) Bhd., on 4 March 2019. He was also appointed as a Director of Shandong Farlim Tourism Development Co. Ltd. on 9 April 2019. From late 2019 to early 2023, he was overseeing Shandong Farlim's real estate operations in China and remains a key member of its senior management team. Between July 2021 to March 2023, he was a consultant to Farlim Group (Malaysia) Bhd.
Directorships in public companies and listed issuers (if any)
Family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the listed issuer
He is the son-in-law of Tan Sri Dato Seri Lim Gait Tong, Chairman, Chief Executive and Managing Director of Farlim Group (Malaysia) Bhd. who is also Director and Shareholder of Farlim Holding Sdn. Bhd., son-in-law of Puan Sri Datin Seri Chin Chew Lin, Director and Shareholder of Farlim Holding Sdn. Bhd. and spouse of Miss Judy Lim Chu Dee, Director and Shareholder of Farlim Holding Sdn. Bhd. 

Save as above, he has no family relationship with Directors and/or major shareholder of Farlim Group (Malaysia) Bhd.
Any conflict of interests that he/she has with the listed issuer
Details of any interest in the securities of the listed issuer or its subsidiaries

Announcement Info

Stock Name FARLIM
Date Announced 13 Mar 2023
Category Change in Boardroom
Reference Number C03-24022023-00009