Tan takes over from Gabriel Lim who headed the Media Development Authority from Dec. 2014 and oversaw its recent merger with the Infocomm Development Authority. Lim will now continue as second permanent secretary (communications and information) at the ministry.
Tan is currently deputy secretary (cyber and technology) at the Ministry of Communications and Information. He also previously had postings at the IDA and the Ministry of Finance.
The IMDA oversaw the recent Singapore Media Festival – an umbrella event stretching over the Singapore Film Festival, the Asia Television Forum and ScreenSingapore. It was also responsible for launching the Pixel Studios facility for incubation of digital startup companies.
“Tan will build on ongoing efforts to strengthen the IMDA and partner industry stakeholders to grow the infocomm media sector,” said the ministry in a statement.
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