Lim Yoke Loon
President, Greater China
Lim Yoke Loon is President, Greater China of The Dow Chemical Company, leading all geographic activities in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Based in Shanghai, China, Lim is responsible for developing and implementing business strategy, engaging and cultivating critical stakeholders’ relationships, and leading the company’s organization in Greater China, which is Dow’s second largest international market.
Prior to being named to the current position, Lim was General Manager of Dow Coating Materials, Asia Pacific, based in Singapore, and with additional oversight responsibilities for Advanced Materials in Asia Pacific.
Lim joined Dow through the acquisition of Rohm and Haas in 2009. He started at Rohm and Haas in 2007 as the General Manager of the Coatings business for Southeast Asia. In 2010, he took on additional responsibilities as the Country Manager of Dow Singapore.
Lim spent 11 years with Ciba Specialty Chemicals where he held various leadership roles in sales and marketing, before joining Dow. From 2003 to 2007, he was the head of the coatings business unit for Asia Pacific, during which time he spent three years in Shanghai. He was also the Division Head for the Coatings Effect Segment (SEA), Head of Sales and Marketing Excellence for the Asia Pacific region and Regional Technical Marketing Manager for Plastics Additives. Prior to that, he was an engineer with Hitachi Chemical Singapore which specialized in the production of printed circuit boards. He holds the rank of Captain in the Singapore Armed Force with his last appointment being the Company Commander of an Armour Unit.
Lim earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Macquarie University, Australia. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, an Advanced Diploma in Plastics Technology, a Diploma in Chemical Technology from Singapore Polytechnic, and a Diploma in Management from Singapore Institute of Management. He has attended executive management programs at INSEAD, IMD, CEIBS and Wharton. He was a part-time lecturer in Marketing for the Graduate Diploma Program at Singapore Polytechnic.
Lim is married to Catherine and they have two sons, Brenden and Ryan. He loves swimming, jogging and travelling.