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HE Dr Lim Hong Hin is the Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for the ASEAN Economic Community for the period 2012- 2015. His role is to support ASEAN Member States' effort to transform ASEAN into a region with free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labour, and freer flow of capital.
Prior to this, he was with the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (2010-2012), an institute established by the East Asia Summit to provide policy analyses and recommendations to facilitate the regional integration process, including the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity, the Enhancement of AEC Scorecard and the Midterm Review of the Implementation of AEC Blueprint among others. He had previously served at the Brunei Economic Development Board, Prime Minister's Office (2002-2009). In an earlier stint at the ASEAN Secretariat (1994-2002), he was responsible for the implementation of the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement and ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services. HE Dr Lim Hong Hin started his career with the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister's Office of Brunei Darussalam (1986-1992) and the Ministry of Finance of Brunei Darussalam (1992-1994) to oversee the implementation of management information system for several government ministries and agencies.
HE Dr Lim Hong Hin will discuss the current status of the continuing process of integration within the Association. Further integration of the ASEAN Member states will offer enhanced opportunities for UK firms to access markets across the region. HE Dr Lim will be interested to hear how UK multinational companies can participate in the development of the ASEAN Economic Community.
As part of the Asia House Focus on ASEAN, HE Dr Lim Hong Hin will also be speaking at ‘The ASEAN Opportunity Conference’, which will highlight the growing opportunities for UK businesses to engage in Southeast Asia. With senior business leaders and political figures from ASEAN Member States, growing sectors will be highlighted and discussed. For more information, please click here.