Mr Lim Siong Guan 

Advisor to Group Executive Committee, GIC Private Limited

Lim Siong Guan was the Group President of GIC, fund manager for the foreign reserves of Singapore, from 2007 to 2016. He was the Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore’s investment promotion agency, from 2006 to 2009. Prior to that, he was Head of the Singapore Civil Service from 1999 to 2005, and in the period 1981 to 2006 was variously Permanent Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Defence.  He is currently a Professor in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, instructing on leadership and change management, as well as a Senior Fellow of the Singapore Civil Service College.

Siong Guan has co-authored with Joanne H. Lim, two books: “The Leader, The Teacher & You – Leadership Through the Third Generation,” a best-selling book on leadership and governance, and “Winning With Honour in Relationships, Family, Organisations, Leadership, and Life”, a book on success in life, family and work. He is a member of the SwissRe Advisory Panel and of the International Board of the stars Foundation, a Swiss foundation that promotes leadership development for leaders of the next generation. He chairs the Board of Directors of Honour (Singapore), a charity that seeks to promote the culture of honour and honouring for the well-being of the nation.