Jenny Lim takes on new role as CEO, Howden Singapore


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Jenny Lim has been promoted to the role of CEO, Howden Singapore.

Singapore is an important market for Howden; it is our largest retail broking operation in Asia, and home to Howden Asia’s regional headquarters.

Lim joined Howden in 2015 as Executive Director, Head of Financial Lines, and as a member of the Howden Singapore Executive Committee. Under her leadership, the Financial Lines division has trebled in size, expanded into the sub-specialisms of Financial Institutions, Cyber, Healthcare and M&A insurance, and is now a recognised leader in the local market.

In her new role, Lim will continue to drive Howden Singapore’s ambitious growth agenda by building on its strong reputation and empowering her colleagues to deliver innovative and seamless solutions for clients.

Since Lim joined Howden, alongside incumbent CEO, Goh Chye Huat – who will remain Regional CEO for Howden Asia - and three other Executive Directors – Gerard Lee, Primus Lee and Gracy Khoo - the business has experienced transformational growth, mostly organic. Its growth has been driven by embedding specialities – including Financial Lines, Employee Benefits and Real Estate, investing in data and technology, and always focusing on building partnerships with clients for the long-term.

Commenting on her appointment, Lim said: “The hard work, commitment and genuine care that my colleagues bring to this business motivates me to be a better leader. My job as CEO will be to protect and grow our People First culture and to enable everyone to be the best they can be by embracing the voice of all employees and embedding their feedback into our strategy. People First is an ethos that sits at the heart of everything we do at Howden, and it will continue to be the engine of growth for a sustainable business in Singapore.

I’m incredibly proud of what the Financial Lines team has achieved to date and look forward to seeing it continue to grow from strength to strength under Karen’s leadership.”

Goh Chye Huat, CEO Howden Asia, said: “Over the 20+ years I’ve worked with Jenny, her energy, instincts and unparalleled ability to connect with people have led her to excel in the face of every challenge. She embodies the values of our organisation and has been an integral member of the team that has built Howden Singapore into the market-leading broker it is today.

Under Jenny’s leadership, I look forward to seeing Howden Singapore continuing to thrive as the broker of choice for clients who want to partner with local specialists backed by the resources of a global broker, and for talented individuals looking for a workplace where they can truly carve their own path.”