The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) on 1 November appointed Gloria Lim as the chief executive officer to succeed Lim Seok Hui, who has been in office since 2013.
The centre also promoted the deputy registrar Kevin Nash as a registrar to succeed Delphine Ho, effective from 12 October.
Lim also heads the Singapore delegation involved in the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) working group II on dispute settlement discussions.
She was previously the director of the legal industry division in Singapore’s Ministry of Law and concurrently held the statutory appointment of director of legal services, heading its legal services regulatory authority.
Lim Seok Hui played an important role in enhancing the standing of the SIAC in Singapore and internationally. During her tenure, SIAC’s caseload increased from 235 cases in 2012 to 1,080 cases in 2020, with parties from over 100 jurisdictions.
In the 2021 Queen Mary University of London and White & Case International Arbitration Survey, the SIAC was ranked as the most preferred arbitral institution in the Asia-Pacific and second in the world. The same survey also ranked Singapore jointly with London as the most popular arbitration seat globally and the most preferred seat in the Asia-Pacific.