an impressive Awards Ceremony, a prestigious jury, named Y Bhg Dato’
Dr. Lim Wee-Chai of Top Glove Corporation Berhad as Malaysia’s Ernst
& Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2004, chosen from a selection
of 14 outstanding entrepreneurs, each and everyone of them, leading
captains of industry in their own right.
World’s No 1 Top Glove
Manufacturer Is Malaysian Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year!
Dato’ Dr. Lim Wee-Chai received his Award from YAB Dato’ Seri Abdullah
Badawi, the Prime Minister of Malaysia. In addition to receiving the
Country Award, Dato’ Dr. Lim was also named the recipient of the Master
Entrepreneur of the Year® award.
Dato’ Dr Lim Wee-Chai and his wife founded Top Glove in 1991 with the
vision of exporting Made-in-Malaysia gloves to every corner of the
world. The price slump in the mid 90s, which drove many players out of
the industry, was a significant hurdle, which Top Glove overcame with
perseverance and shrewd management. In a little over 13 years, the
Group now has 7 factories in Malaysia, 2 in Thailand and 1 in China,
with a production capacity of more than 9 billion pieces of gloves per
annum and exports to 145 countries worldwide. A strong advocate of
knowledge, Dato’ Dr Lim’s favourite personal philosophy is “Must Know,
Must Do, Must Teach”. Listed on the Bursa Malaysia in 2001, Top Glove
has won numerous local and international quality accreditations and
excellence awards. Recently Top Glove overtook Kimberly Clark of the
USA to become the world’s Number One disposable latex and synthetic
As the Malaysian Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2004, Y.
Bhg. Dato’ Dr Lim Wee-Chai, will now carry the flag and represent the
country at the world award event at Monte Carlo in May 2005. This
world award event, is the stage where more than 35 of the best
entrepreneurs from around the globe will compete for the 5th Ernst
& Young World Entrepreneur of the Year Award which has become the
global benchmark of entrepreneurial excellence.
The awards are a culmination of several months of interviews and
judging sessions by an independent panel of judges. Three other awards
were presented this evening. Mr Choong Hock Phung of Trend Matrix
Enterprises Sdn Bhd was named the Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year. Mr
Mark Chang, founder of JobStreet Corporation Bhd, was named the
Information & Communications Technology Entrepreneur Of The
Year. Y Bhg Datin Dr. Liana Low of BELL Group, was named the
Woman Entrepreneur Of The Year.