Cheong Say Lim

Chief Executive Officer
Lootah Global Capital

Cheong Say Lim


Lim Say Cheong is the Chief Executive Officer of Lootah Global Capital (LGC), a financial services firm licensed by the DFSA. He is responsible for the overall success of the company and for leading the development and execution of its long-term strategies with the goal of creating shareholder value. Lim spearheads all business development initiatives relating to advisory and arranging of credit as well as fundraising for venture and private equity companies.

Prior to joining LGC, Lim was the Global Head of Islamic Business Development for Nomura Asset Management based in Malaysia. He was responsible for developing and growing the Sharia-compliant assets under management for the Nomura Asset Management Group globally.

He had previously worked for more than a decade in the UAE, first with Noor Bank as the Executive Director for Global Markets and then served as Executive Vice President and Head of Investment Banking with Al Hilal Bank where he led the development and growth of the Islamic Capital Market, Asset Management and Wealth Management divisions of the bank.

Lim holds a Global Executive MBA from INSEAD Europe, Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance from CIMA UK and Bachelor of Science degree with double majors in Mathematics and Quantitative Economics from The University of Sydney, Australia. He had also attended Leadership Programme from Wharton Business School and Digital Transformation Strategy with the University of Cambridge.

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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2020 - Virtual Conference