MAY LIM

May Lim

Malaysia
Managing Director,
Stanford Properties Sdn. Bhd.

Ms. May Lim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College and a Masters of Science degree in Management from the Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a Wellesley Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa.

She started her career with the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, went on to work for Citibank in Manila and the Asian Development Bank headquartered in Manila. Her years of experience in banking covered bank operations, management information systems, international investments, capital markets, treasury operations, asset liability management, credit appraisal, investor relations, risk management, client relationship management and project financing. At Citibank, she was responsible for lending and account management of clients in the mining, airline, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

At the Asian Development Bank, she managed the European Funding Program and dealt with leading international underwriters and securities firms, rating agencies, central banks, regulatory authorities, clearing and custody systems and institutional investors. She did project finance work in the education sector in Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines, working with co-financiers like the World Bank, and Canadian, Danish and Japanese aid agencies. She was involved in the Asian Development Bank’s projects to build a new university campus in Indonesia, Secondary Education Project for the Philippines and Post Secondary Project for Bangladesh.

Ms. Lim joined Signium International in 1999 as Managing Partner Malaysia. She opened the Signium Malaysia office in Kuala Lumpur. In 2005, she opened the Signium Singapore office. Clients served were leading multinational, regional, Malaysian and Singapore companies.

Ms. Lim was a Director of Maybank Life Assurance Bhd. and a Non-Executive Director of International School of Kuala Lumpur. She served as Governor in American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and was the President of MIT Club of Malaysia.

Presently she is the Managing Director of Stanford Properties Sdn. Bhd., Medini Residences Sdn. Bhd. and Medini Heights Sdn. Bhd.