Born on 9 April 1954, Mr 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.
Mr Lim spent the next nine years in the Singapore Armed Forces, where he held both Command and Staff appointments.
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.
1991 General Elections: Elected MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC
1997 General Elections: Elected MP for West Coast GRC
2001 General Elections: Elected MP for West Coast GRC
2006 General Elections: Elected MP for West Coast GRC
2011 General Elections: Elected MP for West Coast GRC
1991: Minister of State (National Development)
1994: Acting Minister (National Development) and Senior Minister of State (Foreign Affairs)
1995: Minister (National Development) and Second Minister (Foreign Affairs)
1998: Minister (National Development) and Second Minister (Finance)
1999: Minister (Health) and Second Minister (Finance)
2003: Minister (Prime Minister’s Office) and Second Minister (Finance)
2004: Minister (Trade and Industry)
Mr Lim is 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.