Sim S Lim

Group Executive, DBS Singapore Country Head
DBS Bank

IBF Distinguished Fellow (2015)

Financial Markets

"To excel in any work, you must be passionate in what you do. You can only be passionate if you are having fun with your work, and if you can make a difference. You can only make a difference if you are enabled and empowered to make decisions. Go Empower yourself!"


Mr Sim S. Lim is a Group Executive in DBS Group, Country Head for DBS Singapore and Chairman of DBS Vickers Securities Holdings Pte Ltd.

With a distinguished career spanning more than 30 years in the financial industry, Mr Lim has held various leadership positions throughout Asia, the Middle-East and the USA. Prior to joining DBS, Sim was the President and CEO of Nikko Citigroup Limited in Japan and has also held leadership positions as Citigroup Country Officer in Hong Kong. He possesses in-depth knowledge and expertise in treasury and markets.

Mr Lim has also contributed in various regional leadership roles, having represented Singapore in the APEC Business Advisory Council. Besides sitting on the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and representing ABS in various regional delegations, Mr Lim is also Vice Chairman of ASEAN Business Group of the Singapore Business Federation.

Mr Lim also contributes his time as Chairman of Singapore Land Authority, board member of Nikko Asset Management and ST Engineering Group and sits on the Board of Governors for Nanyang Polytechnic.