Property developer awarded honorary doctorate


Lim (left) being conferred his doctorate by Unitar International University chancellor Datuk Mohamed Nizam Tun Abdul Razak.

LBS Bina Group Bhd executive chairman Tan Sri Lim Hock San has been conferred an honorary doctorate in Management for steering his company into becoming one of Malaysia’s most trusted property developers.

The recognition by Unitar International University on the sidelines of its 23rd convocation ceremony in Putrajaya also acknowledged Lim’s significant contribution to Malaysia-China bilateral relations through key roles in non-governmental organisations.

Lim, an engineer and adjunct professor at Unitar, graduated with a first-class honours degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology in 1982.

Returning to Malaysia, he played a pivotal role in transforming LBS, founded by his late father, Datuk Seri Lim Bock Seng, into a household name in the Malaysian property market.

With over 40 years of experience in property development, Lim has successfully spearheaded LBS, positioning it as one of Malaysia’s best-managed companies, a distinction duly acknowledged by Deloitte in 2022 and 2023.

Under his leadership, the company has achieved remarkable milestones, having constructed over 40,000 homes across the country and attained sales exceeding RM2bil in 2022, demonstrating its robust financial performance and consistent delivery of dividends to shareholders.

In his acceptance speech, Lim expressed gratitude for the honorary doctorate and dedicated it to his late father, highlighting the integral role the latter had played in the company.

Lim’s commitment extends beyond business, as he serves as the president of the Federation of Hokkien Associations of Malaysia, the largest Chinese association in the country.

He also holds the position of vice-president of the Federation of Lim Malaysia besides serves in various advisory and honorary capacities in numerous associations and bodies in Malaysia.

The award from Unitar further underscores Lim’s impact leadership and commitment to both business excellence and community development.

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