Howie Lau is the Chief Industry Development Officer at Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). The Industry Development Group comprises Enterprise Growth Acceleration, Human Capital Development, TeSA Programme Office, Digital Industry Singapore, Internationalisation Platforms & Partnerships, Innovation & Ecosystem Development, Strategic Media Partnership, Media & Ecosystem Development and Singapore Film Commission.
Prior to his appointment, Howie was the CMO and head of Consumer business at 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 led Lenovo’s global end-to-end post-merger management and related merger and acquisition matters.
He has more than 25 years of experience managing P&L, corporate development and marketing across many territories in Lenovo and IBM. He serves as the Immediate Past President of Singapore Computer Society and the Governing Council for Singapore Institute of Directors. Howie sits on the board for NUS Institute of Systems Science and Singapore Science Centre.
Howie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and has received the Philip Kotler marketing excellence award and NUS outstanding alumni award.