Chuen Hong Lew

Chief Executive, IMDA and Commissioner, PDPC, Singapore

Chuen Hong Lew

Speaker Bio


As Chief Executive, Mr Lew Chuen Hong leads the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) in growing Singapore’s Digital Economy and securing Singapore’s place as an international digital metropolis.



He oversees the up-skilling of our workforce, creation of good careers in the ICT and Media domains and nurtures a digitally inclusive society so that all Singaporeans can tap on the opportunities from 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.



In 2008, he 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, to map the approach to growing our knowledge-driven economy.



Mr Lew had previously served on the Boards of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, and ST Engineering. He was also Chairman of the School of Applied Science Advisory Committee Board, Republic Polytechnic.