Laurence Lim (Dr) – Vistage Chair Profile

laurence_limDr. Laurence Lim, a Malaysian Chinese, 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, a Malaysian Chinese, 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.

He has worked with big multinational companies involved in healthcare industry for 13 years – nine years with Johnson & Johnson (USA) and four years with Roche (Switzerland), both in Malaysia and overseas.

After his 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.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 Seven Habits of Highly Effective People as well as an in-house lead assessor on quality, which is based on USA Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award.

Currently, Dr. Laurence is a Master Mentor Chair with Vistage Malaysia and continues to run his own family business which hold the Malaysian franchise rights for Thomas Sabo, an International well know brand of fashion jewellery. At the same time, Dr. Laurence is very active in Kiwanis Malaysia and contribute to the development of youth service leadership programs and help to raise funds for charitable social organisations that support underprivileged and challenged children.