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Lim Hock Chuan

Chief Executive, Temasek Foundation Liveability

Mr Lim Hock Chuan is the Chief Executive of Temasek Foundation Ecosperity, which was founded in October 2016. Under his leadership, the Foundation has established itself as a key player in the liveability and sustainability space in Singapore and beyond, fulfilling the often unmet need to help innovators bring their ideas from laboratories to the marketplace. The Foundation conducts two open grant calls every year as well as presents The Liveability Challenge from 2018. It has thus far provided funding support to 18 projects that provide innovative solutions addressing problem areas in liveability and sustainability.

He was a respected senior leader in the public sector. He has extensive experience in various areas of public administration including security, media, finance, human resource management, international negotiation and healthcare. In recognition for his contribution to the civil service, he was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) by the President of Singapore.

Prior to joining Temasek in 2016, he was the Chief Executive Officer of St Luke’s Hospital and St Luke’s Eldercare (2013-2016), the Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Finance (2009-2013) and the Deputy Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs (2004-2009).

He holds a First Class Honours degree in Engineering from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, a Master of Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore, and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University. He is married with four children.

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