Professor Linda Lim is Professor of Strategy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She has served as Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (founded 1960), on the executive committees of the Center for International Business Education and the Center for Chinese Studies, and on the board of the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellows, all at the University of Michigan.

Linda obtained her degrees in economics from the universities of Cambridge (BA), Yale (MA) and Michigan (PhD). She has authored, co-authored or edited five books and published over 100 other monographs, journal articles and book chapters on trade, investment, industrial policy, labor, multinational and local business in Asia, with a special focus on Singapore. Her several contributions to SG50 publications in 2015 included guest-editing a Special Issue of the Singapore Economic Review (founded 1955) on Singapore’s 50 years of economic development. She regularly contributes articles to the Straits Times and Business Times in Singapore, and is frequently cited in the international media on Asian economic affairs.

Linda has consulted for private think tanks, United Nations agencies and the OECD, and is a Trustee Emeritus of The Asia Society, a New York-based non-profit. She has been and is an independent director of two U.S. public companies in the tech manufacturing space, with extensive operations in China and Singapore.