Son of Genting chairman resigns as Genting Hong Kong deputy CEO. The son of Genting Group Chairman, Lim Keong Hui has stepped down as an executive director and Deputy CEO of Genting Hong Kong.
Genting HK reported Friday that Lim had tendered his resignation to devote more time to other business obligations, with the global cruise ship operator struggling for survival in the midst of rising debts and the suspension of operations due to COVID-19. The 35-year-old is also the Deputy CEO of Genting Bhd, Genting Malaysia Bhd and Genting Plantations Bhd, which are listed in Malaysia.
Lim, who was only named Deputy CEO in March 2019, was replaced in the position by Group President Colin Au Fook Yew, who is overseas with Genting Cruise Lines and its three cruise brands – Dream Cruises, Star Cruises and Crystal Cruises. Au has spent the last 40 years working in various roles within the Genting Group.
Last week, Lim’s father, Genting Group Chairman and controlling Genting HK shareholder Lim Kok Thay, was redesignated from Chairman of Genting Malaysia to Deputy Chairman with Seri Alwi Jantan taking over as official Chairman.