Lew Chuen HongChief Executive at Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore
Mr Lew Chuen Hong was appointed Chief Executive of the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) in June 2020. He leads IMDA in growing Singapore’s Digital Economy. This includes providing world-class infrastructure, spurring innovation, nurturing local companies, and anchoring global MNCs. The aim is to secure Singapore’s place as an international digital metropolis.
A strong advocate for digital transformation, he also oversees the up-skilling of Singapore’s workforce in the ICM domains. This includes nurturing a digitally inclusive society – for both young and old, so that all Singaporeans can enjoy the benefits of digitalisation.
Mr Lew joins IMDA following a distinguished 25-year career with the Republic of Singapore Navy where he was the Chief of Navy from 2017 to 2020. He was conferred the SAF Overseas Service Medal for his role supporting the re-construction of Iraq. In 2008, Mr Lew was seconded to the Ministry of Trade & Industry where he championed pro-enterprise policies to help local enterprises scale. He also drove the strategic review of the Research, Innovation and Enterprise ecosystem.
Mr Lew holds a Bachelors (Honours and Distinction) and Masters from Stanford University, USA. He was also a Sloan Fellow of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA. Mr Lew had previously served on the Boards of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Maritime and Port Authority, and ST Engineering.