Mr Gabriel Lim was appointed Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry in April 2019. Prior to his current appointment, he was Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communications and Information and Chief Executive Officer of the Info-communications Media Development Authority. He was also previously the Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and served in the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Health and the Public Service Division.
Mr Lim graduated from Stanford University’s Sloan Management Programme with a Master of Science in Management under the Lee Kuan Yew post-graduate scholarship. He also holds a Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Honours) from the University of Cambridge.
Mr Lim serves on the Board of Directors for the National Healthcare Group, National Research Foundation, SGInnovate, St. Joseph’s Institution International, St. Joseph’s Institution International Elementary School, CapitaLand Limited and the Civil Service College.