Christopher Lim - Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner, Manila

Christopher Lim is the Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner at the Australian Embassy in Manila. He brings a wealth of skills in international diplomacy, trade facilitation and strategic analysis, having served as the Australian Consul-General in Chengdu from 2017 to 2020 as well as postings at Australian missions in Beijing, Washington and Singapore. 

He is committed to realising the full potential of the relationship between Australia and the Philippines by expanding productive trade and investment.  Christopher is passionate about lifting the profile of Australia in the Philippines and that of the Philippines in Australia.

Prior to joining the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), Christopher worked at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Christopher holds a Master of Arts in Foreign Affairs and Trade from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Architecture from RMIT University.  He speaks English, Mandarin and Malay, and has a deep interest in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, East Asian history and cross-cultural understanding.  He is a member of the advisory committee at the Scanlon Foundation Research Institute.