Lim Hwee Chiang

Non-Executive Director


Mr. John Lim, aged 62, has been a Director of the Manager since the Manager’s incorporation in 2003. He is also the Co-Founder, Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of ARA (which was delisted from the Singapore Stock Exchange on 19 April 2017), the holding company of the Manager. He has been a Director of ARA since its establishment. He is also a Non-executive Director of ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited (the manager of Suntec REIT which is listed in Singapore), ARA Asset Management (Prosperity) Limited and Hui Xian Asset Management Limited (the manager of Prosperity REIT and Hui Xian REIT which are listed in Hong Kong). Mr. Lim is also the Chairman of APM Property Management Pte. Ltd. and Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Services Pte. Ltd. Mr. Lim was formerly a Non-executive Director of ARA Trust Management (Cache) Limited which is listed in Singapore.

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 the chairman of the property management committee and 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.