The Success Story of
Soh Kian Kiat

General Manager of FFM Sabah Sdn Bhd

"My name is Soh Kian Kiat. Throughout my 30 years of career with the Group, I have achieved several milestones.

The journey begins with my first job as a production manager at Fedflour Trading (Sabah) Sdn Bhd, now known as FFM (Sabah) Sdn Bhd, on 1st February 1993. I was trained in Mechanical Engineering and graduated with Honours from the University of Malaya.

In 1996, I was given a training opportunity in Switzerland. I received the Best Student Award during the Swiss Feed Technology Course. This recognition lit up my passion for the industry and pushed me to strive for excellence. Recognising my potential, I was promoted to the position of Factory Manager on 1st December 1998.
Image of Soh Kian Kiat with Tan Sri Oh Siew Nam, Teoh Beng Tong and Chia Ngun How in the year 1996.

Soh Kian Kiat with Tan Sri Oh Siew Nam, Teoh Beng Tong, and Chia Ngun How in the year 1996.

In the year 2010, I was involved in establishing the Johor Bahru Flour Mill Sdn Bhd in Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park. Presently, I serve as the Executive Director for the management company FFM Flour Mills (Sabah) Sdn Bhd, overseeing its operations. On 1st January 2018, I was honoured with a promotion to the role of General Manager.

Continuing my pursuit of knowledge and professional development, I participated in the Advanced Flour Milling Certificate course conducted by the National Association of British & Irish Millers (NABIM, now known as UK Flour Miller) in 2010. I received the second-place student award; the award motivates me to continuously progress as a skilled professional in the field.
Image of participation of Soh Kian Kiat in Advanced Milling Course in Buhler

Participation of Soh Kian Kiat in Advanced Milling Course in Buhler.

Complementing my practical experience, I have acquired extensive training in various areas, including Feed & Flour Milling Processes, Total Preventive Maintenance, 5S housekeeping, Good Manufacturing Practice, HACCP, ISO 22000: 2018, FSSC 22000, Ergonomic Training, First Aid, and more. These qualifications demonstrate my commitment to staying updated with industry standards and ensuring the highest level of quality and safety in my work.
Image of Soh Kian Kiat in Johor Bahru Flour Mill Sdn. Bhd. (Kota Kinabalu) (“JBFMKK”) for 5S housekeeping

Soh Kian Kiat in Johor Bahru Flour Mill Sdn. Bhd. (Kota Kinabalu) (“JBFMKK”) for 5S housekeeping.

Furthermore, as part of the Food Safety Team led by QA Manager Farlin Masirap, I contributed to the achievement of FSSC 22000 for the feed mill FFM (Sabah) Sdn Bhd on 18th May 2023. This milestone made us the first feed mill in the FFM Group to attain this prestigious certification, highlighting our commitment to delivering safe and high-quality products.
Image of Soh Kian Kiat in Toolbox with Quality Assurance Department

Soh Kian Kiat in the Toolbox with the Quality Assurance Department.

Outside of work, I have a passion for outdoor activities. In the year 2000, I accomplished my first ascent of Mt. Kinabalu's Lows Peak, marking the beginning of my mountaineering journey. Since then, I have conquered this highest mountain in Southeast Asia more than 20 times, constantly challenging myself and embracing the beauty of nature. Besides mountaineering, I have a keen interest in running. In 2013, I completed my first full marathon. I have since participated in over 10 full marathons, further enhancing my endurance and perseverance.

Throughout my journey, I have dedicated myself to continuous improvement, both professionally and personally. I look forward to new opportunities and challenges that lie ahead, where I can make a positive impact and contribute to the success of the team."