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Monday, September 14, 2020

Executive Forum: The Impact and Changes Imposed by COVID-19 on the Manufacturing Industry

Dear Friends of CEIBS, 

Please join us for our upcoming CEIBS Executive Forum on September 14, 2020, with Mr. Yoke Loon Lim, President of Greater China of the Dow Chemical Company, who will give a lecture on The Impact and Changes Imposed by COVID-19 on the Manufacturing Industry.

COVID-19 has imposed profound changes on people’s lives and disruption on the world economy. For companies with global footprints, it also challenges the resilience of their operations and growth strategy on a regional level.

During this event, Mr. Lim will discuss the transformation COVID-19 has brought to the chemical industry from both business operations and market demand perspectives, and how it may impact investment strategies for global companies. In addition to the practices that Dow has adopted to tackle the challenges of the pandemic, Mr. Lim will also discuss the outlook for market growth in China. 

About the speaker

Yoke Loon Lim is President, Greater China of the Dow Chemical Company. Based in Shanghai, Mr. Lim is responsible for developing and implementing business strategy, engaging and cultivating critical stakeholders’ relationships, and leading the company’s business activities in Greater China, Dow’s largest international market.

Prior to being named to his current position, Mr. Lim was the 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 also 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 for the ASEAN region, 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 specialised 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 in 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 programmes at INSEAD, IMD, CEIBS, Wharton and SU. He has also served as a part-time lecturer in marketing for the Graduate Diploma Programme at Singapore Polytechnic.

Date: September 14, 2020
Time: 18:30-20:00 (Beijing/Shanghai time)
Venue: Online
Language: English

18:30-18:35   Opening 
18:35-19:30   Speech by Mr. Yoke Loon Lim, President, Greater China of the Dow Chemical Company
19:30-20:00   Q&A session

Contact: For enquiries, please contact Ms. Laura Zeng at execforum@ceibs.edu or call +86-21-2890-5127.

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