Mr John Lim Founder
Mr John Lim is the Co-Founder, Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of ARA. 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) and Hui Xian Asset Management Limited (the manager of Hui Xian REIT).
Fortune REIT, Prosperity REIT and Hui Xian REIT are listed on the Main Board of HKEx. Suntec REIT is listed on the SGX-ST. Mr Lim is also the Chairman of Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Services Pte. Ltd.
Mr Lim is the Chairman of Asia Pacific Real Estate Association ("APREA"), the Consultative Committee to the Department of Real Estate at National University of Singapore, SRE and LHF. He is a Patron of Jurong Spring Citizens' Consultative Committee and the Securities Investors Association of Singapore ("SIAS"). He is also a Council Member of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and an Independent Director and Chairman of the remuneration committee of Singapore-listed Teckwah Industrial Corporation Limited.
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:
- Forbes' Asia Singapore's Richest list since 2010
Ranked 46th with a net worth of USD 690 million in 2019
- The Public Service Medal (PBM)
- Forbes Asia's 2017 Heroes of Philanthropy 2016
- Industry Figure of The Year, Asia – PERE Global Awards 2015
- 100 Most Influential of the Decade – PERE Decade 2013
- 10 Most Influential Personalities in Asian Real Estate – REIW Asia 2012
- Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year Singapore
- Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year – Financial Services
- Outstanding CEO of the Year 2011 at the Singapore Business Awards
- Brendan Wood International – SIAS TopGun CEO Designation Award – SIAS Investors' Choice
- Best Managed Board (Gold) Award at the Singapore Corporate Awards
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 Andy Lim is the Chief Executive Officer of JLFO, 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 across multiple sectors around the globe.
Mr Lim has more than 10 years of experience in the real estate sector and is a key member in the set-up of SRE. He was Director of Business Development from 2013 to 2018, responsible for developing and implementing growth opportunities and investments for the company as well as all legal and operational matters. He currently serves on the board of SRE as a Non-Executive Director.
Mr Lim is a passionate supporter of education in the philanthropic space, backing causes that strengthen and encourage all-rounded achievement of students who come from challenging backgrounds. As Executive Director of LHF, the philanthropic arm of JLFO, he oversees LHF’s philanthropic efforts to ensure that the Foundation gives back to society in a holistic and sustainable manner, focusing on the area of education.
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, serving as a committee member in the Youth Business Affairs Committee.
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 her team of accountants.