Atty. Francisco Ed. Lim is an Independent Director of the Energy Development Corporation since July 2010 and a current member of the Corporation’s Audit and Governance Committee. He is the Co-Managing Partner and a Senior Partner of Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW) and is the Head of its Corporate and Special Projects Department. He is a member of the Financial Executives of the Philippines (FINEX). He is a law professor at the College of Law of the Ateneo de Manila University and the Graduate School of Law of San Beda College, and Professorial Lecturer of the Philippine Judicial Academy. He is a member of both the Philippine Bar and New York State Bar.
He served as past President and CEO and Director of Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE), President & CEO of Securities Clearing Corporation of the Philippines (SCCP), Chairman of the Philippine Stock Exchange Foundation, Inc., (PSEFI) and Capital Market Development Center, Inc. (CMDCI), Director of the Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corporation (PDEx), Trustee of the Securities Investors Protection Fund (SIPF), and member of Capital Market Development Council (CMDC) from September 15, 2004 to February 15, 2010. He successfully worked for the passage by Congress of several capital market development related laws, namely, Personal Equity Retirement Account Act (PERAA), Credit Investment System Act (CISA), Real Estate Investment Trust Act (REITA), Documentary Stamp Duty Exemption for secondary trading of listed stocks, and Financial Rehabilitation and Insolvency Act (FRIA). He was Chairman of the Technical Work Group on the Collective Investment Schemes Law (CISL) and Chairman of the Technical Work Group on Real Estate Investments Trusts (REITS) in the 14th Congress of the Senate of the Republic of the Philippines.
Mr. Lim graduated magna cum laude in bachelor of philosophy and cum laude in bachelor of arts from the University of Santo Tomas. He completed with honors his bachelor of laws degree (Second Honors) from the Ateneo de Manila University and his master of laws degree from the University of Pennsylvania, USA.