Born on 9 April 1954, Minister Lim Hng Kiang received his secondary and pre-university education at Raffles Institution. In 1973, he was awarded the President’s Scholarship, as well as the Singapore Armed Forces Scholarship to read Engineering at Cambridge University. He graduated with First Class Honours (Distinction) in 1976.
In 1985, Mr. Lim was awarded a scholarship for Masters in Public Administration at the Kennedy School in Harvard University.
On his return in 1986, Mr. Lim served in the Ministry of Defence and then in the Ministry of National Development as Deputy Secretary. In January 1991, Mr. Lim was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Housing and Development Board.
Mr. Lim is currently Deputy Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and a Board Director of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC).
Mr. Lim is married to Lee Ai Boon. They have two sons.