YAI - Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines - Regional Chairman


Desmond Lim Bak Chuan

YAI Regional Chairman - Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines

Desmond Started His Career As An Air-Con Mechanic And Technician. He Worked Hard, Scaled The Ranks, And Was Recognised For His Strategic Planning, Problem-Solving And Mentoring Abilities. Desmond Graduated With A Master’s In Engineering Management In 2006 From University Of Wollongong, And Is Now A Principal Engineer Serving Among Singapore’s Top Telecommunications Firms And Also Holding Multiple Portfolios In Both Local And Overseas Government And Non Government Nonprofit Organisations. Desmond Started The Charity Dedicated Locals Caring Community In 2015. This Has Grown To Over 1500 Members, And Has Distributed Over 5 Million Assistance Packages To Persons In Need. Dedicated Locals Currently Serves Over 7000 Beneficiaries Across Singapore, China, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia And Cambodia Etc. In Recognition Of His Work To Alleviate The Suffering Of Those Who Have Fallen Upon Hard Times, Regardless Of Race And Religion, Desmond Was Awarded The Title Dato Seri In 2019. This Civilian Honour Is Reserved For Persons Who Have Made Significant Contributions To The Nation. A Message From Dato Seri Desmond Lim: I Grew Up In A Poor Family. Some Days, We Did Not Have Enough Rice To Eat. Today, I Am Lucky That I Can Help Thousands Of Low-Income Singaporeans And Overseas Families And Children, Have Meals To Eat Every Day Through My Charity Work.