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Lew Chuen Hong

Personal Data Protection Commission, Singapore

Lew Chuen Hong, as Commissioner of the Personal Data Protection (PDPC), represents Singapore on data protection and data innovation on the global stage. He leads the development of our personal data regulatory regime and promotes data innovation to foster an environment of trust among businesses and consumers. 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, 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 sets out Singapore’s strategy and investments to grow 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.