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30 May 2024
Hybrid EventCapella Singapore

Mr Lew Chuen Hong
Chief Executive at Infocomm Media Development Authority, 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. This catalyses growth not just in the ICT and Media (ICM) domains, but also strengthens the core foundation of our economy. The aim is to secure Singapore’s place as an international digital metropolis.

A strong advocate for digital transformation, he oversees the upskilling of our workforce and the creation of good careers in the ICM domains. This also includes nurturing a digitally inclusive society for both young and old, so that all Singaporeans can enjoy the benefits and tap the opportunities of digitalisation.

Mr Lew joined IMDA following a distinguished 25-year career with the Republic of Singapore Navy where he was the Chief of Navy from 2017 to 2020. Notable highlights include overseeing Singapore’s maritime security operations during the Trump-Kim and ASEAN summits. 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 2015 plan which set out Singapore’s strategy and investments to grow our knowledge-driven economy.

Mr Lew graduated with a Bachelors (Honours and Distinction) and Masters in Biology from Stanford University, USA. He also holds a Masters in Management, as a Sloan Fellow of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA.

Among his other appointments, Mr Lew also serves on the Board of Singapore’s Office for Space Technology and Industry (OSTIn). Mr Lew had previously served on the Boards of the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, and ST Engineering. He was Chairman of the School of Applied Science Advisory Committee Board, Republic Polytechnic.

Agenda Sessions

  • Welcome Address

  • Fireside Chat - A Neurobiologist and a Biophysicist Stand at the Intersection of AI