Lim Chuan Poh

Lim Chuan Poh
Mr Lim Chuan Poh
Singapore Food Agency

He was appointed Chairman SFA on 1 April 2019.

Prior to this, he was the Executive Chairman of A*STAR from April 2007 to March 2019; Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education (MOE) from July 2003 to March 2007; and Chief of Defence Force of the Singapore Armed Forces from July 2000 to March 2003.

Mr Lim has been a Board Member of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) since 2003; inaugural Chairman of the Governing Board of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, a joint Medical School between NTU and Imperial College, since 2010; Trustee of Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation since 2005; and Senior Scientific Advisor to MINDEF from 1 May 2019. He has also been appointed Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to Israel from Jan 2021.

In Japan, he is a Board and Council Member of the Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum; Member of World Premier International (WPI) Initiative under Japan Society for the Promotion of Science since 2007; and a Special Committee Member of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Advisory Committee since 2014. He has also become a member of the University of Illinois System President’s Advisory Council since November 2020.