The Deputy Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) visited Asia House in July 2013.
HE Dr Lim Hong Hin is the Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for the ASEAN Economic Community for the period 2012-2015. His role is to support the effort of ASEAN Member States to transform ASEAN into a region with free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labour, and freer flow of capital.
Prior to this, he was with the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (2010-2012), an institute established by the East Asia Summit to provide policy analyses and recommendations to facilitate the regional integration process, including the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity, the Enhancement of AEC Scorecard and the Midterm Review of the Implementation of AEC Blueprint among others.
He had previously served at the Brunei Economic Development Board, Prime Minister’s Office (2002-2009). In an earlier stint at the ASEAN Secretariat (1994-2002), he was responsible for the implementation of the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement and ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services. HE Dr Lim Hong Hin started his career with the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Office of Brunei Darussalam (1986-1992) and the Ministry of Finance of Brunei Darussalam (1992-1994) to oversee the implementation of management information systems for several government ministries and agencies.
He has degrees from the following institutions: University of Reading, University of Hull, University of Western Australia and The London School of Economics.