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Prof. John Lim

Executive Director, Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE) at the Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School

Prof John Lim is founding Executive Director of the Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE) at the Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School (Duke-NUS) and Policy Core Lead at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute.


A medical doctor with graduate degrees in Public Health from NUS and Health Policy and Management from Harvard University, Dr Lim is Professor of Practice at Duke-NUS and the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, Senior Advisor at Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH), and Chairman of the Consortium for Clinical Research & Innovation, Singapore (CRIS).


Formerly Chief Executive Officer of Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority and Deputy Director of Medical Services (Industry & Research Matters) in MOH, Professor Lim has also held other senior positions in the health and education ministries. In his current roles, he draws on his international experience and networks to enhance health regulatory and systems capacity and scientific excellence for national authorities, industry and researchers in the Asia-Pacific and South-East Asia.


He is a member of the Board of the Singapore Food Agency, Executive Board of the APEC Life Sciences Innovation Forum, Advisory Group of the US Pharmacopoeia’s Quality Institute, Scientific Advisory Council of the Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science, ASEAN Diagnostics Development Initiative Strategic Planning Panel, and Board of St Andrew’s Mission Hospital in Singapore.