Lindsey Lim is committed to a career in international development with emphases on women and financial inclusion. She is currently the Philippine Country Manager of BIMA, a Swedish microinsurance startup, with operations in 16 developing countries. BIMA uses mobile technology to provide low-cost insurance to over 24 million subscribers. www.Bimamobile.com
Prior to BIMA, Lindsey worked for McKinsey & Company in Southeast Asia and a non-profit sustainability firm, Business for Social Responsibility, in China. She initiated a focus group between the Shanghai Stock Exchange and investors on corporate social responsibility disclosure for listed Chinese companies. She also spent three years as an investment analyst for the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-sector arm of the World Bank Group. She evaluated the financial and development outcomes of IFC investments in the Thai and Philippine financial and Chinese manufacturing industries. She supported financial institutions, including commercial banks, in developing environmental and social management systems.
Lindsey previously worked as an intern for a member of the British Parliament, as an analyst for Citibank, and as a research assistant for the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, studying international trade agreements. She holds a B.B.A cum laude in finance and political science from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University, and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Tokyo. She is an avid supporter of international education and co-founded www.AFriendAbroad.com: a P2P platform that matches aspiring international students with mentors at their dream schools abroad for admissions advice.