Born in the Philippines in April 1952, Mr. Lim graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. He received his MBA degree in 1978 from the Asian Institute of Management. Mr. Lim then worked as a senior officer for various local and foreign banking institutions from 1988 to 1995. He was Director for Investment Banking of the First National Bank of Boston from 1994 to 1995, and prior to that, Vice President of Equitable Banking Corporation. In 1995, Mr Lim joined Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC) as Treasury Vice President and eventually was appointed Chief Finance Officer in 2000. In 2001, Mr. Lim assumed the position of Group Vice President and Chief Finance Officer of FBDC’s parent company, Metro Pacific Corporation (MPC) on a concurrent basis. He was then elected President & CEO of MPC in June 2003.