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LIM, Siong Guan

Lim Siong Guan

BEng (1st Class Hons) Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Australia

Lim Siong Guan
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Lim Siong Guan is a Professor in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, instructing on leadership and change management.   He is Advisor to the Group Executive Committee of GIC. GIC is the fund manager for the foreign financial reserves of Singapore.  He was the Group President of GIC from 2007 to 2016.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and Senior Fellow of the Singapore Civil Service College.

Siong Guan was Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board from October 2006 to June 2009.  The Board is the Singapore government’s lead agency for planning and executing strategies to enhance Singapore’s position as a global business centre.  Much of its work is attracting international corporations to set up manufacturing and services activities in Singapore as critical links in the global supply chain. 

Siong Guan was the Head of the Singapore Civil Service from September 1999 to March 2005. He has been the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence (1981-1994), the Prime Minister’s Office (1994-1998), the Ministry of Education (1997-1999) and the Ministry of Finance (1998-2006).  In every appointment, he introduced innovative policies and practices which enhanced the drive, capacity, capability and performance of the organization.

He has chaired the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (2004-2006), the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (2004-2006) and, the Central Provident Fund Board (1986-1994), and has been a board member of many companies including Temasek, the other sovereign wealth fund manager of Singapore. 

Siong Guan has co-authored with Joanne H. Lim two books.  The first was “The Leader, The Teacher & You – Leadership Through the Third Generation,” a book on leadership and governance, which won the Singapore Literature Prize for non-fiction in 2014.  The second was “Winning with Honour in Relationships, Family, Organisations, Leadership, and Life, a book on winning in life and work.  He is the founder chairman of Honour (Singapore), a charity that seeks to promote the culture of honour and honouring in Singapore.  He is a SwissRe Group Advisor and a member of the International Board of the Stars Foundation, a Swiss foundation that promotes leadership development for leaders of the next generation.  

Lim Siong Guan - CV

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