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On 14 June 2009, Top Glove Foundation ("TG Foundation”), was officially launched with the objective of providing funds for the purpose of charity, education and activities related to environment and community.
The main objectives of TG Foundation are as follows:
The founders of TG Foundation were Top Glove Sdn Bhd, Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai and Puan Sri Tong Siew Bee. They collectively donated RM 1 million to the Foundation as a start. Since then several companies and individuals had also donated to the fund, thus enabling the Foundation to support and help even more causes.
The Board of Trustees of Top Glove Foundation comprises the following honourable individuals:
Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Physics from University Malaya in 1982, and obtained his Master of Business Administration from Sul Ross State University in Texas, United States in 1985.
In 1991, Tan Sri Dr Lim founded Top Glove Sdn Bhd, a rubber glove manufacturing and trading business which started with only three production lines. Under Tan Sri Dr Lim’s visionary stewardship, Top Glove has since grown to be the world’s largest rubber glove manufacturer, capturing about 26% of the world market share. Today, the company owns and operates 23 factories with 11,000 employees and a total of 467 production lines in Malaysia, Thailand and China. These factories have a production capacity of 40 billion pieces of gloves per annum, to meet the demand of over 1,000 customers in more than 185 countries.
Tan Sri was elected as the President of the Malaysia Rubber Glove Manufacturers’ Association (MARGMA) from 1997 to 1999, and was appointed as a Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers Council member for 2010/2011. He was the recipient of many awards and accolades, among others, like the prestigious Master and Country Entrepreneur of Malaysia for the Year, by Ernst and Young in 2004; and Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2008. In 2007, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia conferred on him the Darjah Kebesaran Panglima Setia Mahkota (P.S.M.), which carries the title "Tan Sri" for his vast contribution to the nation’s economic development.
Mr Lee was appointed as Trustee of Top Glove Foundation since its inception. Mr Lee is currently, the Managing Director of Top Glove Group of Companies.
He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 1982 majoring in Accounting, Finance and Information System. In 1991, he obtained his Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of London (External Degree).
He has more than twelve (12) years of experience in the marketing of financial services and credit control operations in the finance industry. In 1997, Mr Lee joined Top Glove as the General Manager in charge of the marketing and promotion of the Company’s products to more than one hundred and eighty (180) countries worldwide. He has been actively involved in the local Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers’ Association (MARGMA) and the regional Asean Rubber Glove Manufacturers’ Association (ARGMA) for more than 10 years. Mr Lee is the immediate Past President of MARGMA for the year 2009 to 2011.
Concurrently, Mr. KM Lee is a Board Member of the Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council, the Malaysia Rubber Board and Committee Member of LGM Properties Corporation and LGM Investment.
Prof. Tou was appointed as Trustee of Top Glove Foundation since its inception.
Prof. Tou obtained his Bachelor’s and PhD degree in physics at University Malaya, Malaysia. His academic and research career at universities in Malaysia and Australia cover the fields of plasma, lasers, silicon, organic LED, thin films and characterisation techniques. He is also Fellow of Academy of Sciences Malaysia and Fellow of Institute of Physics Malaysia.
Prof. Tou has more than twenty-five (25) years experiences in academic field having worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in The Australian National University from 1987 to 1989, and a Research Fellow, Lecturer, Assoc. Prof., in University Malaya from 1989 to 1999. In 1999, he joined Universiti Multimedia as a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering.
Prof. Tou is concurrently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Mikro Msc Berhad.
Dato’ Ooi was appointed as Trustee of Top Glove Foundation on 7 April 2011.
Dato’ Ooi Sang Kuang is currently a Special Advisor in Bank Negara Malaysia. Dato’ Ooi was Deputy Governor and a member of the Board of Directors of Bank Negara Malaysia, from 2002 to June 2010. As Deputy Governor, he was responsible for the sectors covering Monetary and Economy Assessment, Reserves Management and Monetary Operations and Finance and Operational Support. Dato’ Ooi was a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, the Risk Management Committee, the Financial Stability Committee and the Reserve Management Committee in the Bank.
Dato’ Ooi received a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) degree from the University of Malaya and Master of Arts (Development Finance) from Boston University, USA; joined the Economics Department of Bank Negara Malaysia in 1971 and held various senior positions in the Department before leaving in 1984 to join the private sector.
Dato’ Ooi is concurrently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cagamas Berhad, the national mortgage corporation; Cagamas HKMC Berhad, Cagamas Holdings Berhad, Cagamas MBS Berhad and the Malaysian Electronic Clearing Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MyClear). He is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Bankers Malaysia.
Madam Chow was appointed as Trustee of Top Glove Foundation on 6 June 2013.
Madam Chow holds a Bachelor of Science in Management & Organization from Indiana University, Bloomington USA.
Madam Chow was the Export Manager for PT Sunsoindo Textiles Industry, Bandung, Indonesia. She is currently the Managing Director of Trendtex Trading Sdn Bhd and the Director for Strata Park (M) Sdn Bhd.
On the social community service, Madam Chow is the member for the Board of Directors of Kuen Cheng High School and the Commissioner for Tzu Chi Foundation, Malaysia.