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Professor Lai Kim Fatt

Professor Lai Kim Fatt

Independent Director

Professor Lai Kim Fatt is currently the Regional Senior Advisor to both Sensetime International Pte Ltd, China’s leading artificial intelligence company, as well as DXC Technology, a world-leading end-to-end IT services provider. He joined the Informatics Board in July 2018 as an Independent Director.

Professor Lai brings with him a deep understanding of and extensive experience in leadership roles in the Information Technology and IT Services sector. He was the Consulting Government Programs Leader at IBM Singapore and was Vice-President of Business Integration at Singtel. He also served as Chief of Business Solutions at NCS and as Chief Information Officer at Defence Science & Technology Agency.

Apart from graduating from the United States Air Force Institute of Technology with a Masters of Science (Systems Management), Professor Lai holds an honours degree in Civil Engineering from the Japan Defence Academy and attended the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School in 1997. In 2004, he was awarded “IT Person of the Year” by the Singapore Computer Society. Professor Lai is actively serving on numerous boards and advisory committees, including the management committees of SoC-NUS, Institute of Systems Science and the Singapore Discovery Centre.