Tan Sri Barry Goh Garners Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Infrastructure & Education at the 9th World Chinese Economic Summit


HONG KONG — BGMC International Limited (“BGMC” or the “Group”, HKEX: 1693), a Malaysia-based construction services company, announced that Tan Sri Barry Goh, Chairman and Executive Director of BGMC, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Infrastructure & Education at the 9th World Chinese Economic Summit (the “Summit”). The award acknowledges his significant contributions in both infrastructure and education.

Tan Sri Goh’s business empire covers construction services, property development, education and renewable product manufacturing, among which BGMC is the first of his companies to list on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. By listing in Hong Kong, a major international financial centre, the Group has raised awareness of BGMC among potential customers in China who are eying the Southeast Asian markets, allowing it to capture opportunities arising from the “One Belt, One Road” initiative. BGMC will continue to expand its business presence both within Malaysia and beyond, and develop into a distinctive construction services flagship enterprise, with the aim of generating long-term returns for its shareholders.

Tan Sri Goh believes that professional management is fundamental to the sustainable development of his business. To nurture talent and raise a new generation of entrepreneurial achievers, he established Kingsley Edugroup Ltd, which covers pre-school, fundamental, tertiary and professional education.

Tan Sri Goh said, “I am delighted to receive this prestigious award. To me, infrastructure and education are two important pillars that support the sustainable development of our society. There is a Chinese proverb that says ‘if you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people’. I always believe that education is a long-term venture. By devoting myself to these two fields, I hope I can make a difference in this world.”

The World Chinese Economic Summit Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 2011 to honour individuals who have made significant and fundamental contributions in their respective fields. Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, delivered the opening address during the kick-off ceremony of the Summit, a flagship event created by the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute with a view to enhancing connectivity and business ties between China and Southeast Asia, as well as China and Europe.