Mr. Lim Soon Hock
Mr Lim Soon Hock has more than 25 years experience as a board member, CEO, technopreneur and private investor across various highly competitive industries in a global environment. Apart from IT and telecommunications, he has a good working knowledge of the air transport industry, healthcare, education, homeland security and electronics / manufacturing industry.
He is best known as the former Vice President and Managing Director of Compaq Computer Asia Pacific, who took the company to US$1 billion from under US$30m in 7 years, in what is arguably the most difficult market in the world.
Mr Lim is currently the Founder and Managing Director of PLAN-B ICAG Pte Ltd, a boutique corporate advisory firm, which he set up after stepping down from Compaq. His practice is selectively involved in restructuring, business acceleration, business turn-around, business and management mentorship, capital raising, technology incubation and private investments.
Post Compaq, Mr Lim has been involved in taking 3 companies public, one each on SGX, ASX and AIM, as well as being involved in 8 mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he is currently the Corporate Advisor to Medibank Health Solutions [ Medibank is the largest health insurance company in Australia ], iDS Medical Solutions, a 100% owned subsidiary of the Li & Fung Group and SICPA Asia Development.
Mr Lim has spent more than 20 years out of his more than 35 years of corporate life in public service and community service in various appointments and capacities. He continues to sit on the boards of several public listed companies, government agencies and civic organisations. He is the Chairman of the National Family Council, Centre for Fathering, Halogen Foundation and the UniSIM Education Trust Fund.
He is a Registered Professional Engineer, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Singapore, the Institution of Engineering and Technology UK, Academy of Engineering Singapore, Singapore Computer Society and the Singapore Institute of Directors.
The numerous awards which he received, in recognition of his work and public service, include the 2012 NVPC President’s Award for Volunteerism, 2012 IES Outstanding Volunteer Award, 2011 MCYS Outstanding Volunteer Award, 2010 IES-IEEE Joint Medal of Excellence Award, 2010 Honorary Fellow of ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations, 2009 National Day Public Service Medal, 2009 NUS Distinguished Alumni Service Award and 1992 NUS Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award. Mr Lim was appointed a Justice of the Peace in May 2008.