Mr Howie Lau
Chief Industry Development Officer
Industry Development Group
Howie Lau is the Chief Industry Development Officer (Industry Development Group) at Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). The Industry Development Group comprises Accreditation, Human Capital Development, TeSA Programme Office, Digital Industry Office, Internationalisation Platforms & Partnerships, Media Industry Development, Innovation & Capability Development, Public Service Media & Assessment, Singapore Film Commission and Punggol Digital District Programme Office.
Prior to his appointment, Howie was the CMO of StarHub where he was responsible for charting StarHub’s brand and marketing as well as leading the Mobility, Pay TV and Broadband businesses. Before that, he was the vice president corporate development of Lenovo where he oversaw Lenovo’s end-to-end post-merger management and related merger and acquisition matters.
He has more than 25 years of experience across various global companies including Lenovo and IBM, in corporate development, formulating brand and marketing strategies, and driving global strategic partnerships. He is the current president of the Singapore Computer Society’s Executive Council and sits on the board for NUS Institute of Systems Science and Singapore Science Center.
Howie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.