Tan Sri Rainer Althoff

EXCO Member, The Economic Club of Kuala Lumpur


TAN SRI RAINER ALTHOFF is an  Ex-Independent Non-Executive Director of Top Glove Corp. He has more than fifty (50) years of experience in the fields of electrical engineering and electronics with additional knowledge in the IT business (more than 40 years), digitisation (more than 35 years), mobile internet/networks (29 years in Mobile Internet from 1G to 6G), global expertise in factory automation and Ind4.0 and Green IIoT (19 years), global expertise in sustainability (more than 30 years), and dgitalisation (14 years). Tan Sri Althoff has active of own Siemens business in 67 countries and is a member of 26 boards in 16 countries, mainly telecommunication business,

Tan Sri Rainer Althoff was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Petaling Jaya for more than eleven (11) years until 2009 and also the spokesperson (Board Member) of Siemens AG for all Siemens operations and its affiliated companies in Malaysia (Osram & Infineon). He was the Non-Executive Chairman of Total Sports Asia Sdn. Bhd. from 2019 to 2020 and the (Non-Administrative) Honorary Chairman of the Brand Laureate World Foundation, Petaling Jaya from 2016 to 2020. He was also an Independent Director of Proton Holdings Berhad, Subang Jaya from 2009 to 2014, a Member of Board of Directors Group Lotus PLC from 2010 to 2011, the Chairman of Nokia Solutions and Networks Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur for six years and Chairman of Coriant Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur. He was member of the International Advisory Panel to the Board of CIMB Bank for six years. He was the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lauda Interactive AG, Darmstadt/Germany from 2016 to 2019 and Senior Advisor for Digitalization to T-Systems Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Cyberjaya. He served as a Trustee of the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation for nine (9) years until 2019 and the Executive Chairman of RaceRoom Entertainment Sdn. Bhd for four (4) years. Master’s Degree (Diploma) in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from Bergische University of Wuppertal, Germany, 1968.

Tan Sri Rainer is a Permanent Resident of Malaysia since 2003 and he received the honourable Tan Sri ship of the King of Malaysia in 2007. MBA General Management from Duke University, United States of America, 2000 He was a regular speaker and guest lecturer of University St Gallen, SWZ at Singapore Management University SMU for 6 years until 2009.

Tan Sri Rainer received the Honourable Cross of Merits from the President of Germany in 2003.