Deputy Commissioner Peter Benedict Lim Sin Pang, will be appointed as Commissioner SCDF on May 20, after current Commissioner James Tan Chan Seng retires from active service after 42 years of service with SAF and SCDF.
He has helmed the Singapore Civil Defence Force for 17 years.
Deputy Commissioner Peter Benedict Lim Sin Pang, aged 49, joined SCDF in 1987 as a Engineering Service Officer.
In the course of his career with SCDF, Deputy Commissioner Lim has held amongst others, the appointments of Commander 1st CD Division; Head Operations Department; Head Joint Ops Planning (concurrent Head Joint Emergency Planning) in MHA; Director of Civil Defence Academy; AssistantCommissioner (General Staff) before being appointed as Deputy Commissioner SCDF on 1 June 2005.
He received his Diplom-Ingenieur engineering degree in Hamburg, Germany in 1986 under a PSC-Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft scholarship.