Yg Bhg Datuk Tiah Thee Kian holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Malaya and a Master in Business Management from Asian Institute of Management, Philippines. He started his career as a manager of Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Bhd from 1972 to 1978, and later joined Credit Leasing Corporation Sdn Bhd as an Executive Director from 1978 to 1987. He joined TA Securities Berhad in September 1987 and was appointed the Managing Director in September 1988 and thereafter, Executive Chairman in July 1995.
He is the substantial shareholder and co-founder of TA Enterprise Berhad. In 1990, he initiated the public listing of TA Enterprise Berhad and was appointed its Executive Chairman and Managing Director of TA Enterprise Berhad in October 1990. As the Executive Chairman, he is primarily responsible for the overall strategic direction of TA Enterprise Berhad. He is the visionary leader of TA Group. Armed with a vision in developing a Malaysian “one-stop supermarket” of financial products and services, he propelled TA Enterprise Berhad’s extraordinary growth in retail broking and shaped TA Enterprise Berhad to be one of the largest retail broker in Malaysia. He was then re-designated as the Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of TA Enterprise Berhad on 5 October 2009.
Datuk Tiah Thee Kian was the one who embarked the TA Group into property development. He was instrumental in amassing the strategic land banks and investment properties of TA Global Berhad. In 2009, he initiated the demerger of the financial services and property business of TA Enterprise Berhad to improve the execution capacity of the property business in pursuing its strategies in a more focused way. Pursuant to the listing of TA Global Berhad, he took the helm as its Executive Chairman and spent a major portion of his time in nurturing, developing and transforming the property development and property investments activities of TA Global Berhad. He also sits on the Boards of a number of companies within the TA Global Berhad Group.
Under the stewardship and leadership of Datuk Tiah Thee Kian, both TA Enterprise Berhad and TA Global Berhad became a dynamic and diversified conglomerate with businesses in stockbroking, asset and unit trust management, futures & derivatives trading, credit lending, hotel operations, property development, property management and property investments spread over Malaysia, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, China and Thailand.
He is the Chairman of the Company’s Treasury Investment Committee.