Top Glove boss shuns profligacy even as firm rises to the top

Dr Lim Wee Chai believes Top Glove will achieve the goal of being a Fortune 500 company even earlier than his initial 2040 target.
Dr Lim Wee Chai believes Top Glove will achieve the goal of being a Fortune 500 company even earlier than his initial 2040 target.PHOTO: TOP GLOVE

Tan Sri Lim Wee Chai is dressed as formally as any businessman would be - in a dark suit - save for the one bright red rubber glove on his right hand.

It is just one of 220 million gloves that his company Top Glove makes daily. Despite this huge amount, he is not wearing a pair, because he does not need to. He merely needs one hygienic hand to touch things. 

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 16, 2020, with the headline 'Top Glove boss shuns profligacy even as firm rises to the top'. Print Edition | Subscribe