Mr Lim Boon Wee was appointed as Deputy Secretary (Services) of the Ministry of Education on 1 May 2014. His key responsibilities include overseeing all human resource and financial functions, school planning and placement, infrastructural development, emergency and crisis management, and organizational and service excellence.
Mr Lim began his career with the Singapore Armed Forces, attaining a rank of Lieutenant-Colonel before leaving active service. He then joined the Administrative Service and held Director-level appointments in the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of National Development, as well as served in the President’s Office as the Principal Private Secretary to President S R Nathan. His last appointment prior to the current one was as Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Transport from 2005 to 2014, where he had played a significant role in various key changes to the land transport sector.
Mr Lim is currently a member of the Charity Council and the Singapore Management University Board of Trustees. He has also served as a Director/Board Member of the Singapore Discovery Centre, the former Commercial and Industrial Security Corporation (CISCO), and SPRING Singapore.
Mr Lim was awarded the SAF Overseas Scholarship in 1982, and read Natural Sciences (Physics) at the University of Cambridge (UK). He was awarded the Commendation Medal (Military) in 1994 and the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2003.