Team

Mr John Lim Founder

Mr John Lim is the Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of ARA since its establishment. He is a non-executive director of ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Limited (the manager of Fortune REIT), ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited (the manager of Suntec REIT), ARA Asset Management (Prosperity) Limited (the manager of Prosperity REIT), ARA-CWT Trust Management (Cache) Limited (the manager of Cache Logistics Trust) and Hui Xian Asset Management Limited (the manager of Hui Xian REIT).

Fortune REIT is listed on the HKEx and SGX-ST while Prosperity REIT and Hui Xian REIT are listed on the Main Board of HKEx. Suntec REIT and Cache are listed on the SGX-ST. Mr Lim is also the chairman of APM Property Management Pte. Ltd., Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Services Pte. Ltd. and the management council of The Management Corporation Strata Title Plan No. 2197 (Suntec City). In addition, Mr Lim is an independent director and the chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Singapore-listed Teckwah Industrial Corporation Limited, the chairman of the Property Management Committee of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Managing Director of Chinese Chamber Realty Private Limited and a director of the Financial Board of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Consultative Committee to the Department of Real Estate, National University of Singapore

Mr Lim has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, and has received many notable corporate awards. His personal accolades include:

  • 100 Most Influential of the Decade – PERE Decade
  • Forbes' Asia Singapore's Richest list, 6 years in a row. Ranked 44th with a net worth of USD 545 million in 2015
  • 10 Most Influential Personalities in Asian Real Estate – REIW Asia 2013
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year Singapore 2012
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year – Financial Services 2012
  • Outstanding CEO of the Year 2011 at the Singapore Business Awards 2012
  • Brendan Wood International – SIAS TopGun CEO Designation Award – SIAS Investors’ Choice 2012
  • Best Managed Board (Gold) Award at the Singapore Corporate Awards 2012

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.

Mr Andy Lim Executive Director

Mr Lim is an Executive Director of the JL Family Office (“JLFO”) which is the private investment holding group of companies founded by Mr John Lim, where he is actively involved in the investment activities of the group and is responsible for the sourcing, structuring, negotiating and the execution of the group’s investments.

Mr Andy Lim also sits on the Board of Directors and also serves as Director of Business Development and Operations at Straits Real Estate Pte. Ltd. where he is, together with the CEO, responsible for developing and implementing growth opportunities and investments for the company. Mr Lim also is concurrently responsible for all legal and operational matters of Straits Real Estate Pte. Ltd.

He also serves as Executive Director of the philanthropic arm of JLFO, Lim Hoon Foundation Limited, a position he has held since 2008 where he oversees the grants, programmes and implementation of new initiatives of the foundation.

A lawyer by training, Mr Lim joined Allen & Gledhill LLP as a pupil in 2010 and left as Senior Associate in 2014. During his time at Allen & Gledhill LLP, Mr Lim was part of the Corporate Real Estate department where he was involved in the establishment and listing of real estate investment trusts, establishment and listing of real estate business trusts, direct and indirect property acquisitions, divestments of real estate, master lease-back transactions and property joint development and development projects.

Mr Lim also is an active member in the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (“SCCCI”) and currently sits as a committee member on the SCCCI Young Entrepreneurs Network.

Mr Lim read law at the University of Liverpool and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours). Mr Lim was admitted to the Singapore Bar on 14 July 2011.

 

Ms Goh Mui Leng Finance Director

Ms Goh Mui Leng is a Director of Finance of JLFO. Ms Goh has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and finance and has 11 years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to joining JLFO, Ms Goh was with the National Council of Social Service as Senior Finance Manager.

In addition to assisting in the evaluation of investments for JLFO, Ms Goh is also responsible for the finance and corporate matters of the Group's investment vehicles, as well as to assist the Chairman and Executive Director on the philanthropic activities and initiatives of the Group. Ms Goh holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore. Ms Goh is assisted by an accountant, Ms Serene Wee.