Benny Lim is the Associate Professor of Practice in Cultural Management and Director of the Master of Arts in Cultural Management programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Additionally, he has served as a Visiting Professor at The Design School of Taylor’s University in Malaysia since 2021.
Prior to his current academic roles, Benny was part of the senior leadership team at Berjaya University College and KDU University College in Malaysia. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at Peking University’s Institute of Cultural Industries (2019-2020) and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham’s Asia Research Institute in Malaysia (2019).
Outside of academia, Benny is active as a performance maker, theatre producer/director, and festival director. In the past 23 years, he has conceptualised and produced numerous theatre productions and art festivals, often with a focus on issues affecting marginalised communities.
Currently, Benny serves as the Board Chair of Along the Edge Limited, a non-profit arts organisation in Hong Kong. He is also a member of the Programme Sub-committee of The TENG Company in Singapore, and a member of the Advisory Board of the University Arts Centre, CUHK Shenzhen. Since January 2023, he has been appointed an Arts Advisor (Arts Administration) for the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.