Nomura Singapore has announced the appointment of Michael Lim Choo San as non-executive chairman/director and executive committee member. Effective July 1, Lim will take on the new roles and will additionally become an independent member of the Nomura Asia Holding Audit Committee.

The promotions follow Lim's September 2005 appointment as senior advisor, in which capacity he has leveraged his experience in the public and private sectors to create new opportunities and synergies in its domestic market and across the region.

Outside of Nomura Singapore, Lim serves as chairman of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore, the chairman of the National Healthcare Group (NHG), member of the Public Service Commission and trustee of the Nanyang Technological University.

On the corporate side, Lim is also an independent director of Olam International Limited, a supply chain manager for the agriculture and food products industry. More recently, he has also been named a director of PSA International.

Starting his career in Singapore with Price Waterhouse in 1972, Lim's career saw him eventually take the role of executive chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers and retired at the end of 2003.