Lim, Bernard


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Bernard Lim is Senior Director for International Relations and Security with the Ministry of Transport, Singapore. He is responsible for managing and formulating policies on transport international relations on the bilateral and multilateral fronts; transport security; emergency management and facilitation, on the civil aviation, maritime and land transport sectors.

Bernard had held various positions handling civil aviation policy, operations and management. These included airport management and ground operations; air transport and air services negotiations; international relations, aviation security and emergency management. He had worked on various projects in airport operations; terminal expansion; airport security, and crisis preparedness, including emergency situations, such the Y2K crossover; the SARS crisis, management of mass stranded passengers; air crash of flights MI185, SQ006 and QZ8501; the Sabah Earthquake (2015); the current COVID-19 situation; and others.

Bernard also served as

  • member of the ICAO’s Secretariat Study Group (SSG) that developed the ICAO guidelines on the hand carriage of liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) (2007)
  • Rapporteur of various ICAO AVSEC Panel Working Groups working on Guidance Materials; Screening of Non-Passengers; the ICAO Comprehensive AVSEC Strategy 2011-2016, and Air Cargo Security (current).
  • Since 2014, as co-chairman of the ICAO-World Customs Organization (WCO) Joint Working Group on Advance Cargo Information (ACI) (current).
  • Chairman of the ICAO AVSEC Panel’s Task Force that developed the ICAO’s first Global AVSEC Plan (2016-2017) (current).
  • Vice-Chairman of the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) AVSEC Experts Sub-Group (current).

Bernard is a certified ICAO AVSEC Instructor and is also Singapore’s Alternate Member on the ICAO’s Facilitation Panel.