Mr. Lim Siau Hing
Mr. Lim Siau Hing has over 50 years of experience in apparel and textile manufacturing. He is the co-founder of Knit Textiles Industries Sdn. Bhd., a fabric knitting factory, which eventually paved the way for the establishment of Knit Textiles Mfg. Sdn. Bhd. (“KTM”) in 1988. He currently serves as Executive Chairman of the Group and is responsible for overseeing the Group’s business direction and overall strategy.
Mr. Lim began his career in 1969 as a supervisor in a yarn factory in Taiwan. In 1970, he joined Oriental Industries Private Limited in Singapore as a production manager, where he oversaw the production of synthetic fiber. In 1974, he became a production manager with Syntex Industries Sdn. Bhd. in Malacca.
In 1977, together with a few business partners, Mr. Lim set up Minat Industries Sdn. Bhd., a fabric dyeing factory in Batu Pahat, Malaysia, where he served as a director. In 1981, Mr. Lim left the partnership and founded Knit Textiles Industries Sdn. Bhd. with his wife.
Mr. Lim graduated from Feng Jia College, Taiwan with a diploma in textile engineering in July 1969.
Mr. Damien Lim
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Damien Lim joined KTM in August 2002, and has more than 18 years of experience in the apparel manufacturing sector. He currently serves as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Group and oversees the Group’s operations. Additionally, he is responsible for setting the Group’s strategic direction and executing its business strategy. Mr. Damien Lim also spearheads the design, marketing, and development of new products.
Mr. Damien Lim began his career as an information technology (“IT”) professional upon graduating from his university studies in Canada. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Damien Lim was involved in the planning and implementation of a nationwide customer management system for Telekom Malaysia. In 2000, he joined e-Komoditi.com Sdn. Bhd., an online procurement platform, where he helped to design and set up a data centre for the platform in collaboration with Motorola, Inc.. He was also a Group Network Security consultant for RHB banking group in 2001, where he assessed the group’s online banking system and network vulnerabilities, and provided technical consultancy on data center and network infrastructure.
Mr. Damien Lim graduated in Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems (Honours) from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada in 1997.
Mr. Goh Yeow Tin
Non-Executive Director and Lead Independent Director
Mr. Goh Yeow Tin is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Seacare Foundation Pte Ltd and Seacare Manpower Pte Ltd.
He began his career in September 1979 with the Economic Development Board (“EDB”) where he headed the Local Industries Unit and was subsequently appointed a director of EDB’s Automation Applications Centre in 1983.
Mr. Goh also served as the deputy managing director of Tonhow Industries Ltd, the first SESDAQ listed plastic injection moulding company, from 1991 to 1993. He was also the vice-president of Times Publishing Ltd from 1996 to 2006, overseeing the group’s retail and distribution businesses.
Mr. Goh was also the founding member of the Association of Small and Medium Enterprise. He also founded International Franchise Pte Ltd, a pioneer in the franchising business in Singapore, in 1986. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. He is an Independent Director of AsiaPhos Limited, Vicom Ltd and Taka Jewellery Holdings Limited. His past directorship included Sheng Siong Group Ltd.
In recognition of his many years of social and community services, Mr. Goh was awarded the Public Service Star (Bar) in 2015 and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in September 2015. Mr. Goh holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Hons) and a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management.
Mr. Melvin Yap
Non-Executive Director and Independent Director
Mr. Yap Boh Pin (Melvin Yap) is currently the managing director of B.P.Y Private Limited, a firm of management consultants which provides financial planning, financial accounting, reviewing internal control systems as well as corporate secretarial services. Between July 1975 and January 1999, Mr. Yap was a senior partner at Yap Boh Pin & Co, which provided advice on auditing, taxation, liquidation and corporate restructuring matters.
Mr. Yap is currently a director of Overseas Realty (Ceylon) Plc, a public listed company in Sri Lanka. Mr. Yap also holds directorship in Asia Mobile Holdings Pte Ltd, which is a subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte Ltd. Additionally, Mr. Yap has also held directorships in various public companies between 1975 and 2000, including Singapore Land Limited, L&M Investments Limited and Pan Pacific Public Company Limited. During his appointment at these companies, Mr. Yap was a member of the Executive Committee and/or Audit Committee, assisting in the evaluation and recommendation of changes to their system of internal controls as well as corporate governance.
Beyond the corporate sector, Mr. Yap is actively involved in various non-profit, educational and social welfare organisations. He is an honorary council member of the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan. In January 2008, Mr. Yap was appointed as Director at ACS (International) and Chairman of their Finance Committee. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees and Audit Committee of the Chinese Development Assistance Council from March 2006 to June 2018. He also held the posts of Chairman, Finance Committee and Honorary Treasurer of Singapore Heart Foundation from July 2009 to September 2013.
Mr. Yap qualified as Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England and Wales in 1966. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Mr. Koh Boon Huat
Non-Executive Director and Independent Director
Mr. Koh has 41 years of experience in the banking and finance industry. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in banking operations, credit and marketing, compliance, collections and recovery. He commenced his career in 1974 as a clerk in Malayan Banking Bhd., Batu Pahat. Mr. Koh was also an officer of Arab-Malaysian Finance Bhd., Batu Pahat, in 1985, before joining First Malaysia Finance Berhad, Batu Pahat, in 1988 as a credit officer. He subsequently joined MBF Finance Berhad, Pontian, in 1991 and MBF Finance Berhad, Batu Pahat in 1993 as branch manager. Between 1995 and 1996, Mr. Koh was the personal assistant to the managing director of S.P.I. Holdings Sdn. Bhd. He rejoined the banking industry in 1997 as a branch manager for Oriental Bank Berhad, Batu Berendam. He subsequently served as a branch manager for Phileo Allied Bank Berhad, Batu Pahat from 1997 to 2001.
In 2001, Mr. Koh was the branch manager of United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd., Kluang, and from 2002 to 2008, he was the branch manager of United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd., Batu Pahat. He last held the position of area manager with United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd., South Area Centre from November 2008 to June 2016, where he was responsible for managing eight branches in Johor and Melaka with a staff force of over 400 employees.
In February 1998, Mr. Koh obtained his Diploma in Management from Malaysian Institute of Management, and in April 2006, he graduated with a degree in Management (Honours) from Multimedia University, Malaysia. He was a committee member of Johor State Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers Advisory Council between August 2011 and June 2016.