James Lim 

James Lim, Executive Vice President and President, Greater Asia for Becton Dickinson (BD), sits on BD’s Global Leadership Management Committee reporting to the CEO. Based in Singapore, BD’s regional headquarters, James leads the business operations in China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand, Korea, SEA, India and Pakistan.

James joined BD in 1994 from Seagate International. Starting as an Engineering and Facility Manager for BD Medical (Singapore), after a 3-year assignment in R&D, he became a Plant Manager in 2000. In 2003, he was promoted to the role of the Director of Operations for Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for the regional manufacturing and supply chain functions, overseeing plants operating in Singapore, Bawal, India, and Suzhou, China.

In April 2008, James was appointed as the Vice President for Central and Asia Pacific, holding responsibility for the Central Asia Business Management and support functions for the entire Asia Pacific region.

Four years later, James was appointed as President of Greater Asia and an Executive Member of the company, becoming the first Asian leader to take office in the region’s 30-year history.

A strong believer in developing and retaining the best of talents, James was conferred the Leading CEO award by the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) in 2014. The award was testimony to his championship of innovative and effective HR ideas and practices and demonstration of leadership commitment to talent development within the industry.

James received his early education in Malaysia and continued to study the National University of Singapore, where he graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree.

Married and with two teenage sons, James tries to spend as much time as possible with them between his business travels. He is passionate about automotive and is an avid fitness enthusiast.