From 1 January 2017, Mr Tan Kiat How will be appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). He succeeds Mr Gabriel Lim, who will continue to serve as Second Permanent Secretary (Communications and Information). 

Mr Gabriel Lim (林明亮)

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2 Mr Lim was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the former Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) on 8 December 2014. Under his leadership, MDA updated the Media Market Conduct Code to strengthen protection for Pay TV subscribers, and reviewed regulations for online video streaming services to give Singaporeans greater choice for online videos while protecting our young from inappropriate content. MDA also developed a vibrant media sector by launching the IGNITE media development plan, and the Infocomm Media 2025 Masterplan. Mr Lim was also instrumental in strengthening Singapore’s position as a media hub through three successful editions of the Singapore Media Festival since 2014.

3 Mr Lim was appointed co-Managing Director of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) in May 2016, in preparation for the formation of IMDA on 1 October 2016. IMDA is the lead agency bringing Singapore into a digital future where the convergence of infocomm and media will transform the way Singaporeans live, work and play. As CEO, IMDA, Mr Lim oversaw the establishment of the TechSkills Accelerator to create better careers for Singaporeans, and preparations for Singapore’s fourth Mobile Network Operator. Mr Lim also oversaw the launch of PIXEL Studios, Singapore’s first dedicated facility for digital content creators, in November 2016.

Mr Tan Kiat How (陈杰豪)

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4 Prior to his appointment as the Deputy Secretary (Cyber and Technology) at the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI), Mr Tan had served at the former Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), the Ministry of Finance and the Pioneer Generation Office (PGO).

5 In his time at the then-IDA, Mr Tan helped to develop the Intelligent Nation 2015 plan and implement the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network. At PGO, Mr Tan spearheaded community engagement efforts to Pioneer Generation members and their caregivers. At MCI, he was involved in refining the national cybersecurity strategy with the Cyber Security Agency (CSA). 

6 Mr Tan will build on ongoing efforts to strengthen the IMDA and partner industry stakeholders to grow the infocomm media sector.


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