Tan Kiat How


Personal Data Protection Commission of Singapore


Mr Tan was appointed Chief Executive of the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Commissioner of the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) in Jan 2017. 

Prior to joining IMDA, Mr Tan was the Deputy Secretary (Cyber and Technology) at the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI), where he was involved in refining the national cybersecurity strategy with the Cyber Security Agency (CSA). 

Mr Tan was also previously from the former Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), where he helped to develop the Intelligent Nation 2015 plan and implemented the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network. He also served at the Ministry of Finance and the Pioneer Generation Office. 

Mr Tan graduated from Stanford University with an M.Sc in Management and was a Mason Fellow at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also has a B.A. in Computer Engineering and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois, where he graduated summa cum laude. 

Mr Tan currently sits on the boards of Government Technology Agency (GovTech) and Land Transport Authority (LTA).


Contributions by Tan Kiat How

  • Opening General Session
    Speaker at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2019
  • Opening General Session
    Speaker at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2018