Group CEO of ARA Asset Management, John Lim led a consortium of partners, including Straits Trading Company and Cheung Kong Property, to privatise the company in a $1.8b buyout in November 2016. The company, which has amassed an estimated $36b in assets under management, was successfully delisted from the Singapore Exchange six months later. In 2017, Lim received the Public Service Medal and was named one of Forbes Asia’s 2017 Heroes of Philanthropy. On what keeps him motivated, the golf and wine enthusiast says, “My passion lies in my continuous pursuit for deeper and professional knowledge, and it is what keeps me looking forward to work, day after day.”
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