Principal Project Manager, Head of Climate Change and Resiliency
Martin Lim possesses more than 30 years of experience in construction, innovation, sustainable building design, lifecycle asset management, energy strategy, total asset management, government to government relationship, project management, development management and the execution of large-scale infrastructure projects.
Prior to joining Surbana Jurong, Martin held leadership positions as Associate Director in Colliers International where he managed new project developments and the retrofitting of complex industrial projects. He was the Director (South East Asia) in Honeywell Building Solutions where he helmed the strategic planning, marketing communications, customer relationship management (CRM), business development, mergers and acquisition functional roles. He was also the President and CEO for CPG-AMEC Facilities, an integrated facilities management company, in which he was responsible for managing critical infrastructures such as railway, airports, healthcare, industrial complexes and commercial offices.
He started his career in Surbana Jurong as Development Management Director for the multibillion 9,450-hectare New Clark City, Philippines. He works closely with the Japanese and Filipino governments and drives an international multidisciplinary team – to develop the master plan, urban design guidelines, smart city design, establish the framework for Info Communication Technology (ICT), natural disaster resiliency, infrastructure and construction management. He is presently the principal project manager for five R&D projects under the Surbana Jurong and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) joint corporate lab five-year partnership. He heads the climate change and resiliency office under the Sustainability and Resiliency Office (SRO).
Martin contributed to the industry as Adjunct Lecturer at the BCA Academy and has presented in numerous international conferences. He is also an accomplished author/writer with more than 100 articles published in The Straits Times, The Business Times, South East Asia journal, The Singapore Engineer and other international trade journals.
Starting his career as an engineer by training, he accomplished his post-graduate research on utilising the concept of harvesting renewable energy through Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) to facilitate the adoption of hydrogen technology for the sustainable built environment. He is an accredited professional for Green Mark Manager, Green Mark for Facilities Manager and Infrastructure Sustainability (Infrastructure Sustainability Council, Australia). He led the management team in winning the “Honeywell Turnaround award for South East Asia 2005” by making the company profitable within one year.
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