Mr John Lim is Co-Founder, Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of ARA Asset Management Limited. He is a Non-Executive Director of ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Limited, ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited, ARA Asset Management (Prosperity) Limited and Hui Xian Asset Management Limited. Mr Lim is also the Chairman of Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Services Pte. Ltd.
Mr Lim is Chairman of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (“APREA”), the Consultative Committee to the Department of Real Estate, National University of Singapore, Straits Real Estate and Lim Hoon Foundation. He is a Patron of Jurong Spring Citizens’ Consultative Committee and the Securities Investors Association of Singapore (“SIAS”). He is also a Council Member of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and an Independent Director and Chairman of the remuneration committee of Singapore-listed Teckwah Industrial Corporation Limited.
Mr Lim has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry and has received many notable corporate awards. These include the PERE Global Awards 2016 Industry Figure of the Year: Asia, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year Singapore 2012 and the Outstanding CEO of the Year 2011 at the Singapore Business Awards 2012. Mr Lim, along with the Board of Directors of ARA, is also a recipient of the prestigious Best Managed Board (Gold) Award at the Singapore Corporate Awards 2012. In 2017, he was conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM) by the President of Singapore in recognition of his contributions to the community.
Mr Lim holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, as well as a Diploma in Business Administration, each from the National University of Singapore.