Sunday, May 25, 2014

Peter Lim - New Owner of Valencia

Peter Lim has done Singapore proud.  He is now the owner of Valencia football club.  I know that this is probably already stale news but it is a moment to be savoured nonetheless.  How many Singaporeans do you know that actually own football clubs?

I think it is rather good publicity for Singapore since many Europeans probably do not even know where Singapore is.  And what better way to gain some publicity than to own one of their very own football clubs.

Anyway, Peter Lim had previously made a bid for Liverpool.  That deal did not come to pass so I was thinking that this deal might also not come through.  Glad that it did come through in the end.

For those who don't know Peter Lim, he used to be a stock remisier who made it big in the Singapore stock market.  He married an ex-actress, Cherie Lim.  Believe he also has a daughter, Kim Lim, who is 22 years old and is currently studying in Singapore Institute of Management.  Recall reading in the news that his family stays in an entire 11 storey condominium tower around the Orchard area.

For those who don't know, Peter Lim is also said to be quite active in charity work.  His involvement in the local football scene also saw the SOF-Peter Lim Charity Cup (an exhibition fundraiser match) held in 2013.

Wishing him the very best of success in his ownership of Valencia.

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