Chair Elect – Bernard Lim
Vice President, Director and co-founder of Appscard Group AS
Bernard Lim is currently the Vice President, Director and co-founder of Appscard Group AS and Appscard Global Research & Innovation Center, a technology startup company working on biometric smartcard with R&D and Operation facility based out of Bayan Lepas, Penang. He has held various senior management roles in manufacturing in different industry that includes General Manager SAM E&E and Operations Manager in Jabil Circuit. He has also been involved as co-founder in multiple technology startup companies. He obtained his bachelor’s degree (B. Eng (Hons) In Electrical & Electronics) at Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Business Administration in Wawasan Open University. He is a Professional Engineer and Fellow of Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, a senior member of IEEE and an Associate Fellow of ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET). He was the Past Chairman of IEEE Penang Joint Chapter and is currently an executive Committee of IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) Malaysia Chapter and Executive Committee of IEEE Electronic Packaging Society (EPS) Malaysia Chapter. Bernard is currently the Management Council of Penang Skill Development Center (PSDC), the Chairman of The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (Penang Branch), Executive Committee of IEM, IEM Council Member, Committee Member of IEM Material Engineering Technical Division and Past Chairman of IEM Electronic Engineering Technical Division. Ir Bernard is also an ASEAN Engineer Register (AER) Executive Committee and the permanent member for the technical committee on Innovation Management (NSC Y/TC11).