Cyberport has appointed Peter Yan as its new CEO following a global search for the successor to outgoing chief Herman Lam.
Yan has 32 years of experience in the ICT industry and is a HKCS Fellow. Prior to joining Cyberport, he was executive director and CEO of SUNeVision Holdings.
During his career Yan has also held various senior management positions in large IT services and consulting companies including Accenture, Tradelink Electronic Commerce, and Computer And Technologies Holding.
Yan previously served on the Cyberport board between 2011 and 2017 and as advisor to the Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong and the Univerity of Hong Kong in the areas of talent development and digital technology industry development.
“We are very pleased to have Mr. Yan joining us. He is passionate about serving Hong Kong and has the outstanding executive management skills and rich digital technology industry experience to lead Cyberport,” Cyberport chairman Lee George Lam said.
“Since the establishment of the Innovation and Technology Bureau in late 2015, the Government has been striving to build a better innovation and technology ecosystem. The allocation of HK$300 million to Cyberport, as announced in the Budget Speech last month, is yet another initiative to this end. The Board is confident that Mr. Yan will lead Cyberport to realise its vision as the key driver of the digital technology industry to create economic impact for Hong Kong.”
Existing CEO Herman Lam has revealed plans to leave the role in late March, after having served in the role since 2010.