Dennis Lim is a senior executive vice president and senior managing director, and the director of research for the Templeton Emerging Markets Group at Franklin Templeton Investments. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 1990, Lim worked for the Government of Singapore's Ministry of National Development. He entered the financial services industry in 1984. Lim holds an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a B.S. from the National University of Singapore. He served on the Investment Management Association of Singapore's Executive Committee and is a member of the Panel of Experts of the Singapore Government Commercial Affairs Department. He is proficient in English, Mandarin Chinese and Bahasa Melayu.