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MASTER ENTREPRENEUR CATEGORY

DATO' IR JIMMY LIM LAI HO
GROUP CEO & FOUNDER


TOKAI ENGINEERING (M) SDN BHD
www.tokai.com.my


Be innovative and different, but above all else be Passionate!

Information about the Entrepreneur
Dato’ Ir. Jimmy Lim, founder and owner of Tokai Group of Companies (Tokai), understands the importance of passion. A kampung boy from the outskirts of Kedah, Dato’ Ir Jimmy managed to secure a full scholarship from the Lee Foundation to study abroad in the UK through sheer willpower and a keen mind for academics.

One might ask, what fueled him? The answer is simple, it was ambition fueled by determination and his goal was to achieve more and to stand out in the world.

His support system has always been his mother. Dato’ Ir Jimmy considers his mother as the sole support system that has contributed the most to his success. Her selfless dedication and sacrifices to ensure the future of her child is secured is unparalleled. Dato’ Ir Jimmy’s life values now are the blueprints left by the guidance and teachings of his mother.

Dato’ Ir. Jimmy is forever thankful to his mother for never giving up. Whatever she did was to give him a bright future. His mother wanted him to become somebody, and he wanted to prove that with courage and determination, even those that come from humble beginnings can become successful. This is his hope for the future generation as well.

Dato’s Ir. Jimmy’s life motto has always been, “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending”.

Other Interesting Facts about Entrepreneur
Dato’ Ir Jimmy recognizes the value of helping others and has made it his life purpose to give back to the community. This gives him a sense of purpose and a fulfilling life.

In 2013, together with his Rotary Club of USJ and Rotary Club of Bandar Utama, Dato’ Ir Jimmy led an expedition as the Organizing Chairman, to scale Mount Kinabalu with 18 specially-abled individuals (OKU) and successfully reached the peak. This inspiring feat managed to raise RM600,000 that went on to benefit 10 well-deserving organizations.

Dato’ Ir. Jimmy is a firm believer in passion above all else and being an entrepreneur means carving your own path. “It’s a career choice. You’ve chosen to not work for a salary,” he says.

“It’s really important to get out from behind your desk, meet people and get ideas about how you can improve,” says Dato’ Ir. Jimmy. “Even if you are already quite skilled and confident in your knowledge and abilities, fresh perspectives can stimulate new ideas and ways of doing things.”

In building Tokai, he has learned that an entrepreneur eventually learns to spot people who share their vision and ambition. With this skill, build a team that can grow together in the face of failure, and join in celebrating successes.

The Tokai business model is Dato’ Ir. Jimmy’s platform for success. This is why so much time is spent working on it and striving to get it right. If the model is wrong, little that follows will have any long-term value. The company’s current business model is defensible, sustainable and gives the opportunity for strong financial returns.

The company serves market segments with strong growth prospects, both near-term and long-term. Its disciplined approach to serving fundamentally strong markets ensures a crisp focus for the organization.

Company Achievements and Role as Entrepreneur
Tokai is the first lightning protection brand that is truly Malaysian and its products and engineering services are used in many national landmarks. These are namely the KL Telecom Tower, the KLCC Petronas Twin Towers, the KL 118, the KLIA International Airport, MRT Lines 1 & 2, and LRT Lines 2 & 3.

Tokai is the first to introduce high-security, anti-terrorist products in Malaysia. As such, the government entrusted the company to protect notable buildings of importance. These include the Prime Minister’s residence in Putrajaya, the Prime Minister’s office in Putrajaya, the Minister’s Office Parcel C, the King’s Palace, the Singapore High Commission, and the Australia High Commission.

Vision, Mission & Future Plans
Dato’ Ir Jimmy envisions taking Tokai to the next level. At Tokai, service is not simply a tagline, it emanates from how it serves each other and its communities, and it is how the company develops and maintains customer loyalty. The company’s commitment to outstanding performance on these competitive dimensions sets Tokai apart.

Besides that, Tokai first adopted ISO 9001 in 2000. Since then, the company has embarked on an ongoing pursuit of continuous improvement in its day-to-day operations. It applies value engineering to its products, streamlining processes and improving efficiencies. This element allows Tokai to sustain profitability while aggressively investing in growth. Tokai is the preferred solutions specialist for Lightning & Earthing, Solar & Renewable Energy, and Security Engineering.

A piece of advice that Dato’ Ir Jimmy would like to impart is that an entrepreneur builds things that excite them. He wants them to see a world full of possibilities, learn to grow when facing the challenges that come with setting up a company, and stay passionate about their projects by choosing sectors that satisfy their professional, creative, and innovative curiosity.

MASTER ENTREPRENEUR CATEGORY

DATO' IR JIMMY LIM LAI HO
GROUP CEO & FOUNDER

Information about the Entrepreneur
Dato’ Ir. Jimmy Lim, founder and owner of Tokai Group of Companies (Tokai), understands the importance of passion. A kampung boy from the outskirts of Kedah, Dato’ Ir Jimmy managed to secure a full scholarship from the Lee Foundation to study abroad in the UK through sheer willpower and a keen mind for academics.

One might ask, what fueled him? The answer is simple, it was ambition fueled by determination and his goal was to achieve more and to stand out in the world.

His support system has always been his mother. Dato’ Ir Jimmy considers his mother as the sole support system that has contributed the most to his success. Her selfless dedication and sacrifices to ensure the future of her child is secured is unparalleled. Dato’ Ir Jimmy’s life values now are the blueprints left by the guidance and teachings of his mother.

Dato’ Ir. Jimmy is forever thankful to his mother for never giving up. Whatever she did was to give him a bright future. His mother wanted him to become somebody, and he wanted to prove that with courage and determination, even those that come from humble beginnings can become successful. This is his hope for the future generation as well.

Dato’s Ir. Jimmy’s life motto has always been, “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending”.

Other Interesting Facts about Entrepreneur
Dato’ Ir Jimmy recognizes the value of helping others and has made it his life purpose to give back to the community. This gives him a sense of purpose and a fulfilling life.

In 2013, together with his Rotary Club of USJ and Rotary Club of Bandar Utama, Dato’ Ir Jimmy led an expedition as the Organizing Chairman, to scale Mount Kinabalu with 18 specially-abled individuals (OKU) and successfully reached the peak. This inspiring feat managed to raise RM600,000 that went on to benefit 10 well-deserving organizations.

Dato’ Ir. Jimmy is a firm believer in passion above all else and being an entrepreneur means carving your own path. “It’s a career choice. You’ve chosen to not work for a salary,” he says.

“It’s really important to get out from behind your desk, meet people and get ideas about how you can improve,” says Dato’ Ir. Jimmy. “Even if you are already quite skilled and confident in your knowledge and abilities, fresh perspectives can stimulate new ideas and ways of doing things.”

In building Tokai, he has learned that an entrepreneur eventually learns to spot people who share their vision and ambition. With this skill, build a team that can grow together in the face of failure, and join in celebrating successes.

The Tokai business model is Dato’ Ir. Jimmy’s platform for success. This is why so much time is spent working on it and striving to get it right. If the model is wrong, little that follows will have any long-term value. The company’s current business model is defensible, sustainable and gives the opportunity for strong financial returns.

The company serves market segments with strong growth prospects, both near-term and long-term. Its disciplined approach to serving fundamentally strong markets ensures a crisp focus for the organization.

Company Achievements and Role as Entrepreneur
Tokai is the first lightning protection brand that is truly Malaysian and its products and engineering services are used in many national landmarks. These are namely the KL Telecom Tower, the KLCC Petronas Twin Towers, the KL 118, the KLIA International Airport, MRT Lines 1 & 2, and LRT Lines 2 & 3.

Tokai is the first to introduce high-security, anti-terrorist products in Malaysia. As such, the government entrusted the company to protect notable buildings of importance. These include the Prime Minister’s residence in Putrajaya, the Prime Minister’s office in Putrajaya, the Minister’s Office Parcel C, the King’s Palace, the Singapore High Commission, and the Australia High Commission.

Vision, Mission & Future Plans
Dato’ Ir Jimmy envisions taking Tokai to the next level. At Tokai, service is not simply a tagline, it emanates from how it serves each other and its communities, and it is how the company develops and maintains customer loyalty. The company’s commitment to outstanding performance on these competitive dimensions sets Tokai apart.

Besides that, Tokai first adopted ISO 9001 in 2000. Since then, the company has embarked on an ongoing pursuit of continuous improvement in its day-to-day operations. It applies value engineering to its products, streamlining processes and improving efficiencies. This element allows Tokai to sustain profitability while aggressively investing in growth. Tokai is the preferred solutions specialist for Lightning & Earthing, Solar & Renewable Energy, and Security Engineering.

A piece of advice that Dato’ Ir Jimmy would like to impart is that an entrepreneur builds things that excite them. He wants them to see a world full of possibilities, learn to grow when facing the challenges that come with setting up a company, and stay passionate about their projects by choosing sectors that satisfy their professional, creative, and innovative curiosity.

TOKAI ENGINEERING (M) SDN BHD
www.tokai.com.my


Be innovative and different, but above all else be Passionate!