Mr Lim Thuan Kuan was Singapore High Commissioner to the Republic of India from August 2013 to July 2020. He was concurrently Singapore’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bhutan and Singapore’s Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, resident in India.
Mr Lim graduated with a Bachelor of Law, Second Class Honours from the National University of Singapore in 1984. He obtained a Master of Arts in Area Studies on South East Asia from the School of Oriental & African Studies at the University of London, United Kingdom in 1997, on a Raffles Scholarship.
Mr Lim joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in August 1984. He served as First Secretary in the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta from September 1987 to June 1990, and as First Secretary and later Counsellor in the Singapore Embassy in Washington from December 1992 to March 1996. He was Ambassador to Vietnam from November 2005 to December 2008 and Permanent Representative of Singapore to ASEAN from February 2009 to July 2013. Mr Lim served in various capacities in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on issues covering Southeast Asia, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, Americas and ASEAN.
Mr Lim was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) and the Long Service Medal in 2007.
Mr Lim is married to Madam Patricia Teh. They have a daughter.