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ARB Berhad



Dato’ Sri Liew Kok Leong

Group Executive Director

ARB Berhad

Telecommunications & ICT Industry

Information about Entrepreneur

Dato’ Sri Liew Kok Leong holds Bachelor of Science (Distinction) in Electronic & Electrical Engineering from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom and Master of Science in Communication Systems from University of Wales, Swansea, United Kingdom. He has more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology, manufacturing, telecommunication, property development and ventures capital investment.

He joined ARB in 2018 as Executive Director of ARB Berhad, tasked with overseeing the IT segment of the Group and was actively involved in business developments and technology applications. He was the key person in leading the business of ARB in the inactive timber segment turning it into a dynamic technology solution service and successfully turning it around to achieve significant revenue since 2018. He is a true entrepreneur in every sense because of his hard work, extraordinary ability to predict the future and his willingness to never hold himself back from the challenges. With his aims and visions, he had successfully led ARB to astonish achievements and significant revenue growth.

Other Interesting Facts about Entrepreneur

Dato’ Sri Liew Kok Leong believes that every day is a start of new ventures. He has a right attitude towards a business and the determination and grit to achieve success. He is excited by the prospect of work and a strong drive to succeed and overcome obstacles. He is confident of his skills and abilities and is always searching for new innovations and ideas. In addition, he constantly reinvents himself and think of better ways to run a business and improvises on the services. Dato’ Sri Liew Kok Leong will not shrink back in setting big goals. He believes that nothing is impossible but if one is not committed, success will not come.

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.

Company Achievements and
Role as Entrepreneur

Dato’ Sri Liew Kok Leong has successfully brought ARB to the next level of rapid growth with significant increment in revenue and expanding its technology business to overseas markets. In 2019, ARB was featured in The Star online corporate news with the title “ARB posts RM12.8mil net profit in Q4”. The improved result was driven primarily by the IT business.

Dato’ Sri Liew Kok Leong believes that without talented employees, the company will not be able to meet to its vision and mission. He strives to continuously enhance the benefits and well-being of employees and ensure that their well-being is taken care of regardless of their job category. He constantly reviews employees’ performance to ensure they are rewarded when KPIs are met. In return, the company is able to attract new talents and retain existing ones.

In August 2019, ARB expanded its overseas business to Cambodia to provide a customised Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and solutions. The ERP system assists business partners to accurately map inventory assortments against consumer preferences and seasonal trends across their operations.

Vision, Mission & Future Plans

Dato’ Sri Liew Kok Leong’s vision is to always work to meet needs by delivering sustainable solutions. He puts his full efforts to help businesses capitalise on new opportunities and expand their potential. Besides that, he always inspires and implements innovative IT solutions to help businesses to achieve optimal efficiency. While he strengthens communities with sustainable solutions, he is also committing himself in accountability to the stakeholders in order to achieve shared goals.

Dato’ Sri Liew Kok Leong believes that with the talented management team and commitment for excellence, he and the Company will be able to look forward to grow from strength to strength. Dato’ Sri Liew Kok Leong foresees the future trend of smart IoT features in consumer lifestyles and the IT business realignment will accelerate an integrated technology roadmap and position ARB to respond more quickly to new market opportunities, improve market leadership and support long-term growth strategy. He intends to move ARB to become a company specialising in the latest cutting-edge technology and targeting a dynamic growth in both revenue and profits. Dato’ Sri Liew Kok Leong advises young entrepreneurs to gain experience in various industries and be humble to learn new things to build a strong and stable foundation to make them better entrepreneurs.