YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong Hiew King was born to a poor family in Sarawak, Malaysia in 1935. Although he had to tap rubber when he was young, he had a strong thirst for knowledge. He graduated from Chung Cheng Primary School in Sibu, and later Methodist High School and Sacred Heart High School.
Subsequently, he took up a correspondence course with a Chinese university as he knew there was no limit to what a person could learn. He began his working life at his uncle's timber company, which laid a solid foundation for his future development. In 1975, YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong set up Rimbunan Hijau. He showed the kind of perseverance that Fuzhou people are known for. Together with some of his brothers, Rimbunan Hijau Group established a solid reputation and has emerged as a revered multinational corporation.
YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong has worked on a global scale to erect a diversified business spanning six continents, whose countries and regions include Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Russia, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, British Guyana, Canada, and the United States. He also has investments in Qinzhou, Shanghai, Harbin and Guangzhou in China. Other than timber exports and timber processing, his business has also expanded to media and publishing, agriculture (oil palm plantations and mills), oil and gas, mining, aquaculture, reforestation, finance, information technology, trading and property development.
In 2010, YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong Hiew King was awarded "Malaysia Business Leadership Award 2010 – The Lifetime Achievement Award" by the Kuala Lumpur Malay Chamber of Commerce in recognition of his entrepreneurship achievements and contribution to the country. In Malaysia, there are four public listed companies under the Group, namely Subur Tiasa Holdings Berhad, Jaya Tiasa Holdings Berhad, Rimbunan Sawit Berhad, and Media Chinese International Limited. The Capitalists magazine named YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong as one of Malaysia's ten richest businessmen.
Rimbunan Hijau Group (RH Group) is one of Malaysia’s largest multi-industry companies. Founded in 1975, RH Group is the realisation of Chairman and Managing Director, YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong Hiew King’s sheer determination to work towards a better future for his family, his employees and his country, Malaysia. This determination coupled with his innate business acumen has contributed to RH Group’s successful ventures into diverse industries, ranging from timber operations to information communication technologies.
Today, RH Group is one of Malaysia’s most integrated, dynamic conglomerates, and also one of the largest private sector employers.
Our core business operations can be broken down into the followings:
By integrating our operations with the livelihood of local communities, RH Group helps boost employment opportunities and improves their quality of life. The welfare and environmental protection of societies where we operate have always been major driving forces in our corporate strategies and would continue to play important roles in our businesses in years to come.
RH Group’s success depends on our human resource. We are committed to enhancing the welfare, intellectual capital and performance of our employees. Efforts are made to elevate the level of staff professionalism and productivity via concerted human resource development, propagation of positive corporate values and dynamic yet systematic procedures, products and services, we are confident of our success in facing challenges that the future brings.
Song of Memories:
Chinese Lyrics (written by YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong Hiew King)