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 39.5% 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 133,000 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 Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in 1971. A restructuring exercise was undertaken in 1989, which involved the initial public offering and listing of Genting Malaysia Berhad on Bursa Securities 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...