Biography Yena Lim

Ms Yena Lim joined the Competition Commission of Singapore as a Commission member, and as its Chief Executive in October 2010. She graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1989 with a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Economics, and has extensive experience working for the Singapore government. She was the Managing Director of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research from 2006 to 2010, and has also worked in the Ministry of Trade and Industry, where she was responsible for economic policies pertaining to competitiveness and capability development for the economy. She was involved in the liberalization of the electricity and gas markets, as well as the industrial land market structure. When she worked in the Ministry of Transport, she was in charge of reviewing the market structure for bus and rail transport, and also oversaw the move of the taxi sector towards greater liberalization. Her other appointments in government included driving HR reforms for the Singapore Civil Service when she was at the Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office; overseeing the school physical infrastructure planning and development, and higher education policy in the Ministry of Education; and overseeing the government’s fiscal policy, including revenue and taxation policies in the Ministry of Finance. She received the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2006 in recognition of her sterling contributions.