Lim Seck Luan has been appointed as the managing director of Linde Gas Singapore Pte Ltd (LGS), a member of The Linde Group, a world leading gases and engineering company.
As the managing director of LGS, Ms Lim oversees The Linde Group’s important and growing business in Singapore.
The company’s plant on Jurong Island operates the largest hydrogen and carbon monoxide (HyCO) facility in the region. It also has a cylinder filling plant in Tuas that serves Linde customers in Singapore and the region.
In the past three years, the company has invested some S$55 million to expand its operations to serve the growing industrial gases market. The investments went into enlarging its HyCO facility, building a 100 ton per day carbon dioxide (CO2) production plant – the largest merchant CO2 plant in Singapore – and setting up a regional supply chain hub for the storage and distribution of electronic specialty gases.
The Singapore industrial gases market is one of the largest in Asia, and Ms Lim will leverage on opportunities to invest and grow Linde’s business in the country.
Ms Lim joined Linde’s South & East Asia regional business unit (RBU) in May 2008 as Regional Head for Strategic Marketing. In this role, she oversaw the strategic marketing and planning function in 11 countries – Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. In March 2009, she was also given the additional role of Regional Head, High Performance Organisation Programme Management Office.
Ms Lim began her career in Esso (ExxonMobil) in Controllers’ and moved on to Supply, Treasury and Tax. She then joined DuPont where throughout her 12-year career with the organisation, gained considerable regional experience in business start-ups and management, strategy, planning, project management and marketing. In her career with the two organisations, Ms Lim also spent a considerable amount of time on overseas assignments.
Ms Lim has a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) degree (majoring in marketing) from the National University of Singapore. She is also a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.