Laurence Lim (Dr) – Vistage Chair Profile

laurence_limDr. Laurence Lim, a Malaysian Chinese aged 53, graduated with a BSc (Hons) from University of Malaya; an MBA from Cranfield Institute of Technology UK and DBA from the University of South Australia.

Dr. Laurence Lim has accumulated wide experiences from different industries, working at senior positions in Healthcare, Industrial Equipment Marketing, Consumer Automotive Marketing (SAAB / PORSCHE) and the last position that he held was as the Chief Operating Officer of a Malaysian life insurance company.

He has worked with big multinational companies involved in healthcare industry for 13 years – 9 years with Johnson & Johnson (USA) and 4 years with Roche (Switzerland), both in Malaysia and overseas. Dr. Laurence Lim left Johnson & Johnson, to assume a regional position with Roche Malaysia where he was responsible to grow the medical diagnostic business for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.

After a 4 years stint at Roche Malaysia, Dr. Laurence Lim assumed the post of General Manager with a domestic-based Chinese business conglomerate – the Hong Leong Group. During the next 12 years, Dr. Laurence Lim managed a number of companies involved in various industries. In his first role of being a General Manager of a heavy equipment trading company, Dr. Laurence Lim has throughout his career, acquired wide practical competencies from managing sales, marketing, operations and companies, through various stages of start ups, growth acquisitions and divestment of businesses. Dr. Laurence Lim’s versatility and wide industry experiences and education background, enable him to learn and apply the best management practices of Malaysian Chinese, USA and European multinationals.

Dr. Laurence Lim has demonstrated a passion for transferring knowledge through continuous development of young and senior managers in his companies. He is also a certified in-house facilitator for Dr Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People as well as an in-house lead assessor on quality, which is based on USA Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award.