Announcement: Retirement of Chairman Mr Lim Soon Hock and Transition of Board Leadership to Exco

Dear Supporter of Halogen Foundation,


Retirement of Chairman Mr Lim Soon Hock and Transition of Board Leadership to Exco


Halogen Foundation Singapore (HFS) wishes to announce that having successfully concluded our 15th Anniversary celebrations in 2018, Mr Lim Soon Hock has stepped down from the Halogen Board of Directors on 29 November 2018, after six years of stellar leadership as Chairman of the Halogen Board.

Since 2013, Mr Lim has led the Board and organisation through a difficult time, taking it from the brink of insolvency, to building a healthy financial reserve that allows Halogen to not only grow but also take on new challenges in our quest of building young leaders and entrepreneurs.

Under his chairmanship, Halogen grew both in scope and scale. In 2014, Mr Lim helped the organisation secure our partnership with Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) in the United States and with it, expanded our impact with young people to include nurturing young entrepreneurs. The NFTE entrepreneurship programme complemented our leadership suite to uplift youth from poor and needy families, especially those who are at risks, to give them a better head start in life to build their careers and futures, and is a compelling cause worthy of your invaluable support.

Mr Lim served tirelessly in raising funds for Halogen’s cause. During his time, Mr Lim published Vantage Views III and the most recent publication, Golden Nuggets. The two book projects alone raised over $700,000 for the work of building young leaders and entrepreneurs in Singapore. Mr Lim has been a connector for Halogen and has brought in his networks to expand our reach and the public awareness of our cause.

To house the growth of the staff team and volunteer pool, Mr Lim oversaw the transition of Halogen’s office from SCAPE to the current office in New Bridge Centre where we have our in-house training and event facilities to better serve our youth and educators.

Going in to retirement, Mr Lim is stepping down from a number of his numerous appointments in other companies and charity boards so as to rebalance his time and pursue his other interests.

In line with Halogen’s constant push towards progressive leadership models, Mr Lim hands over the reins of the organisation to an interim Board Executive Committee comprising of Mr Tam Chee Chong,  Mr Ramlee Bin Buang, Mrs Tan Hwee Seh and Mr Martin Tan.

Along with the rest of the current board members, who have served under Mr Lim’s chairmanship, the Board will continue to bring with them a wealth of experience in the People, Private and Public sectors to the organisation as we enter into the next phase of youth development. Halogen will continue to benefit from a strong and committed Staff Team who will deliver the initiatives and drive the overall cause and mission as a local youth development charity.

The Board and Halogen Team would like to thank Mr Lim for his invaluable insights and investment in our cause for the last six years. He leaves the organization in a far stronger state than when he joined and we are grateful for his contributions in moving us to greater heights. Halogen records its deepest thanks and gratitude to Mr Lim for his sterling leadership as our Chairman and the passion and energy he devoted to building a generation of young leaders who will lead themselves and others well.


On behalf of the HFS Board of Directors,

Martin Tan
Co-Founder & Exco Board Member
Halogen Foundation Singapore