It is with great regret and sadness that we receive the news that Professor Lim Chin from the Department of Strategy and Policy passed away today after a courageous battle with cancer.
Professor Lim served the School for more than 25 years. He was the Head of the Department of Strategy and Policy and has held various appointments including Acting Dean (2004 – 2005); Vice Dean (2001 – 2003); and Head of Department of Business Policy (1988-1990).
An Economics scholar of international repute, Professor Lim was frequently cited by economists in the Social Science Citation Index and was listed twice in “Who`s Who in Economics: A Biographic Dictionary of Major Economists, 1700-1986″(Mark Blaug, second and third editions).
In addition, Professor Lim has been a key contributor to Singapore’s economic development. He was a member of the National Economic Planning Committee that charted the Strategic Economic Plan for Singapore. He was also a member of many professional associations, including the Advisory Committee of the Economic Development Board`s Enterprise Promotion Centre, which provides support services to small and medium enterprises. Most recently, he was a member of the Market Surveillance Compliance Panel that is responsible for monitoring and ensuring system security, efficiency and fairness in Singapore’s electricity market.
In spite of his illness, Professor Lim continued to perform his duties diligently with great success. He was a devoted teacher and scholar and touched many as a friend, colleague and mentor, with his wit and caring ways.
We will miss Professor Lim dearly. Our heartfelt condolences and thoughts go to Professor Lim’s family.