Malaysia’s Top 4 Rubber Tycoons
Dato Lim Kuang Sia is the CEO and founder of Kossan Rubber Industries. This company was recently given the ‘Brand Laurette Brand Leadership Award’ for 2014-2015. A native Chinese Teochew, Dato Lim is ranked 25th in the Malaysia’s richest list.
The Malaysian businessman graduated with a chemical engineering qualification, Dato Lim is in several boards including the Federated Teochew Association of Malaysia, among others. In his younger years, Dato Lim was in the rubber bearings for boats business before starting Kossan. Today, his company is one of the largest major glove-makers in the world.
He grew up with 11 brothers and sisters in a small island of Pulau Ketam. What he has achieved since starting Kossan is to make it into becoming the Big 4 Rubber Glove Manufacturers globally. The company has about $1 billion market capitalization.
Dato Lim’s Net Worth
Source Of Wealth
Dato Lim’s main source of wealth is through his major stakes in Kossan.
Dato Lim’s daughter is an accountant. His son holds a degree in Computer Science and a Master in International Business while his younger daughter is a chemical engineer which is seen as following in his footsteps.
Dato Lim holds a degree in Science majoring in Chemistry from the Nanyang University of Singapore. besides that, he has a diploma in Engineering from the University of London and Imperial College’s Master in Chemical Engineering.