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Prof John LIM


Executive Director & Senior Advisor, Centre of Regulatory Excellence,

Duke-NUS Medical School & Ministry of Health

• Speaker, Global Health Symposium, 22 Sep 2018


Prof John Lim is the founding Executive Director of the Duke-NUS Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE), Senior Advisor at the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH), and Chairman of the Singapore Clinical Research Institute and National Health Innovation Centre. He is Professor of Practice at Duke-NUS and the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. He was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority, and has held senior positions in MOH and the Ministry of Education.

In CoRE, Prof Lim draws on his international experience and networks to enhance health regulatory and systems capacity and scientific excellence for national authorities and industry in the Asia-Pacific and South-East Asia region. He is a member of the Executive Board of the APEC Life Sciences Innovation Forum, the Advisory Group of the US Pharmacopoeia’s Quality Institute, the Scientific Advisory Council of the UK Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science, and the Board of St Andrew’s Mission Hospital in Singapore. Professor Lim received the international Drug Information Association’s 2018 Global Connector Inspire Award for leadership in promoting global collaboration to advance healthcare products to patients.