Expanding sustainable finance for a green recovery
Lim Hwee Hua was first elected to Parliament in December 1996 and served until May 2011, last as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office in Singapore, and simultaneously as Second Minister of Finance and transports. Between 2002 and 2004, she was Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Chair of the Public Accounts Committee.
Prior to joining the Singapore Firm, Lim Hwee Hua had a varied career in financial services. At Temasek Holdings (2000 – 2004), she held the position of Managing Director where she oversaw divestitures, restructured companies and boards of directors, established strategic relationships with key foreign counterparts and served on corporate boards. administration such as PSA, Keppel and Mapletree.
Lim Hwee Hua received a Master of Arts (Honors) in Mathematics / Engineering from the University of Cambridge in 1981. In 1989, she obtained a Master of Business Administration, majoring in Finance, from the Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles.
Lim Hwee Hua is currently engaged in private equity (Tembusu Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts), financial services (United Overseas Bank, Asia Pacific Exchange), maritime services (Bergesen Worldwide Group), sits on a few boards of directors including the International Valuation Standards Council, and is Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the National University of Singapore at the Business School and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Between 2011 and 2014, she sat on the Ernst & Young Global Advisory Council.
Lim Hwee Hua has published two books:
– “Government in Business – Friend or Foe” in 2014, which was translated into Chinese “变革 – 市场 中 的 政府 角色” 2014, into Portuguese “O Governo Nas Empresas – Amigo or Inimigo? “2016, and in Spanish” Intervention gubernamental in the private sector: ángel o demonio? 2016;
– “Government in business – In advance or behind? In 2021, a book that explores the regulatory challenges facing governments amid rapid technological innovation and disruption.