Lai Cheng Lim

Former Principal, Raffles Institution, Singapore

Lai Cheng Lim is the first female Principal of Raffles Institution, the oldest center for learning in Singapore. She was recently conferred the Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Order of the Academic Palms), which she received as recognition for her “major contributions to French national education and culture,” initiating exchange programmes with institutions such as Sciences Po (an elite university in France), and studying French Language and Literature at the GCE “O” and “A” Levels. Lim holds a BA (Hons) and MA from Cambridge University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education from the National Institute of Education, Singapore, and the University of London on “Schooling in the Digital Age.