Lim Soo Hoon


Lim Soo Hoon is the first female Permanent Secretary of Singapore in the Public Service Division of the office of the Prime Minister of Singapore. Lim held other high-profile positions at Singapore's Ministry of Trade and Industry, then later into positions in Singapore's Ministry of Transport, and then in the Ministry of Manpower, and Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports. Lim became Singapore's Woman of the Year in 1997.[1]

Lim was awarded the Silver Public Administration Medal in 1998 and the Gold Public Administration Medal in 2004.[2]

Lim has served in the public sector for 36 years, her final position being the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Finance before retirement.[2]

Lim will continue working as chairman of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (Acra) Board.[2]


  1. ^ Singapore's Woman of the Year, Lumen, The University of Adelaide Magazine, Lumen Winter 2007 Issue
  2. ^ a b c "Singapore's first female Permanent Secretary to call it a day". The Straits Times. Retrieved 24 July 2018.

Further reading

  • Chuan, Calis. Committed to CHANGE: Interview with PS (PSD) Lim Soo Hoon, Personalities, Challenge, August 2006.
  • Balancing Act, Interview with Lim Soo Hoon, Permanent Secretary, Public Service Division (Singapore) and Tan Ching Yee, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education (Singapore), Challenge, 2007.