ATTY. ROBERTO C.O. LIM
Undersecretary for Aviation and Airports, Department of Transportation (DOTr)
Alternate Chairperson, CAAP Board
Background
USEC Lim holds a double degree in Political Science and Business Administration from De La Salle University, and a law degree from the University of the Philippines. He also holds a Master of Laws from King’s College in England.
Undersecretary Lim has a wealth of experience in the legal profession, corporate governance, and aviation industry. His legal expertise involves contentious and non-contentious work. He has handled international/cross border litigations, transactions and contracts, mergers and acquisitions, debt financing, asset financing, regulatory and industry matters, insurance, legal, labor, and corporate compliance. He has also handled criminal and civil anti-trust cases arising from multiple jurisdictions. In corporate governance, he has served as an independent director of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) and other publicly listed companies and institutions.
His extensive aviation experience involves having been a member of the management committee of Philippine Airlines (PAL). He was the PAL’s Vice President General Counsel and Corporate Compliance Officer until 2008. He was also the Country Head of IATA Philippines from 2011-2016. Among his responsibilities was getting the Philippine aviation industry to modernize, embrace technology and innovation to achieve a safe, secure, and profitable air transport industry that contributes to national and economic development.