30 October 2013
The Tanglin Club
5 Stevens Road
Singapore 257814

About the keynote speaker

Mrs Lim Hwee Hua last served as the Singapore Second Minister for Finance and Transport where she was heavily involved in performing the various roles of government in business. Earlier, she had enjoyed a successful 15-year stint in financial services and investment management at Temasek Holdings, Jardine Fleming and Swiss Bank Corporation. She received an MA and BA (Hons) in Mathematics/Engineering from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles. She is currently serving as Executive Director of Tembusu Partners, an independent non-executive director of Jardine Cycle & Carriage and Stamford Land, Senior Advisor to Kravis Kohlberg & Roberts and an independent non-executive member of the Ernst & Young Global Advisory Council.


Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, Author and Singapore Former Minister
Mr Liew Mun Leong, Chairman, Changi Airport Group
Mrs Mildred Tan, Managing Director, Ernst & Young Advisory Pte Ltd

Moderated by: Associate Professor Lan Luh Luh, NUS Business School

Event Summary

This event was jointly organised by CGIO, SPH and Straits Times Press (publisher of the 278-page "Government in Business - Friend or Foe?" authored by Mrs Lim Hwee Hua). The forum was attended by more than 150 guests from government bodies, embassies, corporate organization(s) and the media. Mrs Lim, in her keynote address, examined government's role in businesses and in the economy. Thereafter, she joined her fellow panelists in a rousing panel discussion which triggered a vivacious exchange of viewpoints among the subject experts and the audience. This was followed by Mr Patrick Daniel, Chairman of Straits Times Press, who officially launched the book. Guests were treated to a reception where they had opportunity to network and to continue engaging in dialogues on the subject matter.

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