The Latin proverb “Acta non verba” — or “Deeds, not words” — is one motto mining industry veteran Chris Lim lives by. It underpins his philosophy of leading by example when it comes to managing the operations of Singapore Exchange (SGX)-listed CNMC Goldmine Holdings.
“Taking the lead and setting an example is something we instill across the entire corporate hierarchy at CNMC,” says 48-year-old Lim, the company’s group CEO. “Whether you’re a C-suite executive or the leader of a small team, we expect you to guide those under your care through your actions and the way you carry yourself,” he adds.
“As actions always speak louder than words, this approach is particularly relevant for a business like ours, where we have to get our hands dirty — literally.”