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Hwee Hua Lim | "Inspirational 100" Alumna


Hwee Hua Lim, MBA 1989
Served as first Female Full Cabinet Minister in Singapore Government

Hwee Hua LimAfter a successful career in private-sector finance, Lim made a smooth and fruitful transition into government in her home country. She served as the first female full Cabinet Minister  in the Singapore Government, at the Prime Minister's Office. Lim started her career as an administrative officer in the ministries of finance, education and law. After completing her MBA, she worked with Swiss Bank Corp. as an investment analyst, headed research and business development at Jardine Fleming, and spearheaded strategic relations at Temasek Holdings. In 1996, she entered public life, winning elections as a Member of Parliament. In 2004, she was appointed as minister of state for finance and transport. Lim, who earned an International Student's Award whilst at UCLA Anderson,  is currently a member of the Central Executive Committee and chairs the Women's Wing of the People's Action Party.

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