The Board of Directors of Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad (CBMB) has announced the resignation of Jørgen Bornhøft as its Chairman and from the Board with effect from 22 June 2005. Lim Say Chong is appointed new Chairman of the CBMB Board.
The resignation follows Jørgen Bornhøft's retirement from Carlsberg Breweries. Jørgen Bornhøft joined Carlsberg's International Division in 1970. In 1991 Bornhøft became CEO of CBMB and subsequently became Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2003. During these years, Jørgen Bornhøft played a significant role in developing the market leadership position and impressive financial performance of Carlsberg in Malaysia.
In July 1997, he was given an Honorary Award from the Ruler of the State of Negeri Sembilan in Malaysia, which allows him to carry the title "Dato".
Jørgen Bornhøft will in the coming months successively resign from other Board positions within Carlsberg Breweries in Asia.
Lim Say Chong, who also carries the title Dato, is the first Malaysian Chairman of the CBMB Board. He was appointed as an independent non-executive director on the CBMB Board as well as a member of the CBMB Audit Committee on 21 May 2003.
Lim Say Chong has a degree in Economics from the University of Malaya and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He worked with the Imperial Chemical Industries Plc's Group of Companies in Malaysia and abroad for 30 years and today holds several positions of trust in Malaysia. The Board believes that Lim Say Chong with his experience will provide CBMB with the guidance to further developing CBMB's market leadership position in the Malaysian brewery industry.
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