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Kim Lim

Leaders Asia-Pacific 2023


Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PichaEats





Kim Lim is a co-founder and chief executive officer of PichaEats, a humanitarian venture on a mission to serve great meals while helping Malaysian refugees rebuild their lives. The organization identifies families with cooking skills, trains them to become professional chefs, assists with branding and marketing efforts, and coordinates the logistics so that the food can reach catering clients. Since its inception in 2016, PichaEats has collaborated with 35 chefs, catered 350,000 meals, and spurred 2.5 million Malaysian ringgit in profits for refugee families. Kim is passionate about how social entrepreneurship can become a tool to alleviate poverty, provide access to quality education, and restore dignity. She is determined to use business models to address the lack of access to jobs and education for refugees in Malaysia.