Sembcorp Industries has appointed Lim Ming Yan as a non-executive and independent director to its board effective Jan 18.

Lim is the chairman of the Singapore Business Federation and chairman of Workforce Singapore (WSG), a statutory board of the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

Lim also served as president and group CEO of CapitaLand Limited, and was CEO of The Ascott Limited.

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He previously spent almost 10 years in China leading CapitaLand’s growth and expansion in the country.

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As at Jan 18, Lim holds other directorships including Business China and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).

Shares in Sembcorp closed 1 cent lower or 0.5% down at $1.82 on Jan 15.