Dr Mary Lim

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Dr Mary Lim

Chief Executive Officer
Seri Mulia Sarjana School & Seri Mulia Sarjana International School

As the CEO and Founder of SMS and SMS International School, Dr Mary Lim would have preferred to be known as the ‘mother’ figure to her students and teachers. This is an accolade which was bestowed on her in 1992 when she started her first school with just 14 students. However, twenty-two years later, as head of a school with 3,000 students and 300 teachers, this title is no longer applicable for this lady who is now in charge of running such a large scale operation.

In the early days of her career, Dr Lim was renowned for her relentless pursuit to find the perfect balance in education. Her goal was to promote an all rounded education for her students by skilfully implementing extracurricular activities, music, and arts programmes alongside the academic curriculum to develop children’s emotional intelligence. As a result, the school quickly gained popularity and expanded into the success we know today.

In the last decade Dr. Lim was conferred with the PIKB Medal (Excellent Service Medal) and PJK Medal (Meritorious Service Medal) by His Majesty, The Sultan. In 2007, Dr. Lim was the recipient of the Excellence Award of the Asia Pacific Business Leaders for her outstanding socio-cultural achievements.

This article was published in the Apr-Jun 2014 issue of Inspire Magazine. Download it here!