Ho Wah Genting Berhad (HWGB) has appointed Datuk Aaron Lim Ooi Hong, a financial technology (fintech) pioneer in Malaysia, as its Group Executive Chairman effective July 29, 2021.
He previously held the position as HWGB Group Managing Director and CEO.
The company said in a statement, the appointment of Lim will help spearhead the group’s next phase of transformation in what was described as “a new digitalisation era for HWGB Group”.
Under Lim’s leadership, HWGB Group will pivot away from the reliance on the traditional business model into the digital transformation for the group by injecting digital innovation into HWGB Group’s portfolio of businesses.
Throughout his professional career, Lim has consistently executed high level transactions resulting in extraordinary returns for shareholders.
Lim is also the non-executive non-independent director of Fintech Bank Limited, a bank incorporated in Labuan and licensed under the Labuan Financial Services and Security Act 2010, offering commercial banking powered by industry leading banking technology and is a digital asset friendly bank.
He also serves as Senior Advisor of Hamilton Reserve Bank, a regulated leading bank duly licensed in the Federation of St. Kitts, offering a wide range of private banking, business banking solutions in 10 different currencies across 150 countries.
Lim has decades of experience in business development, M&A, capital origination, business valuation, strategic planning, and investment banking, as well as more than 25 years of experience serving in directorship and senior leadership positions in both private and
public companies in the Asia Pacific region.
He was the former Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Lim is the son of Dato’ Lim Hui Boon, the Group President of the company, and the brother of Lim Wee Kiat, the Executive Director. – The Health