Genting Group

Activities Investment holding and management company for the Genting Group
Founded 1965
Formation Public Company
Stock Exchange Listing Malaysia
Capitalisation $22.5 bn
Incorporated Malaysia
Company Address Kuala Lumpur
Activities Palm Oil Production
Power Generation
Leisure Resorts
Key Facts Over 27,000 employees
4500 hectares of leisure resorts
133,000 hectares of plantations
Operations in Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Philipinnes, Singapore, & the United Kingdom
Links Genting Berhad

Genting Berhad is the investment holding and management company of Genting Group. Genting Group was founded by the late Tan Sri (Dr.) Lim Goh Tong in 1965 when he began the initial development works of building a 20-kilometre private access road, across tough mountainous terrains from the foothills to the summit of Mount Ulu Kali, located at 2,000 metres above sea level.

The company was incorporated under the Companies Act 1965 on 30 July 1968 under the original name of Genting Highlands Hotel Sdn Bhd to operate a hotel and casino, and to develop an integrated tourist complex in Genting Highlands, Malaysia. Genting’s company registration number is 7916-A. The company changed its name to Genting Highlands Hotel Berhad upon its its conversion into a public company on 24 July 1970. It assumed its present name of Genting Berhad on 9 June 1978.

Genting Berhad is 39.6% owned by Kien Huat Realty Sdn Bhd, a private company controlled by the late Tan Sri (Dr.) Lim Goh Tong’s family.

Genting Group via Genting Berhad became involved in palm oil production in 1980 with the acquisition of The Rubber Trust Group, comprising three Hong Kong plantation companies which owns approximately 13,660 hectares of plantation land in Peninsular Malaysia. This division under listed entity Genting Plantations Berhad now has about 134,000 hectares of land in Malaysia and Indonesia. It is one of the leading and lowest cost palm oil producers in Malaysia.

The shares of Genting Berhad were listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia (formerly known as the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange) in 1971. A restructuring exercise was undertaken in 1989, which involved the initial public offering and listing of Genting Malaysia Berhad on Bursa Malaysia and resulted in Genting Berhad's becoming an investment and management company.

Genting Group via Genting Berhad became involved in the electricity power generation and supply and the paper manufacturing businesses in 1994, with the acquisition of Genting International Paper Holdings Limited, and in the exploration and production of oil and gas in 1996 under Genting Oil & Gas Limited. In July 2007, the Group divested its paper and packaging business to focus on its core businesses.

Genting Berhad's registered office is located at 24th Floor, Wisma Genting, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.