Mr Tony LAM, currently the Deputy Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong, has a strong public sector background. He was an Administrative Officer in the Hong Kong Government for almost 20 years and was a Director of the Hong Kong Productivity Council for about 8 years. Prior to joining the organization, Mr Lam was a Senior Advisor to a private sector firm specialising in public policy consultancy.
Over the years, Mr Lam has been involved with public policy formulation and implementation in a very wide range of areas including trade, industry, innovation and technology. He has played a long time role in driving government policies in these areas for harnessing the potential of innovation and technology to transform Hong Kong industries into high value-adding ones. During his civil service career, Mr Lam has been a Hong Kong Government representative stationed in Washington, D.C. of the United States and served two Chief Executives as their Clerk to the Executive Council. He has also played a part in implementing major cross-boundary projects including the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link at an early stage.
During his time as a Director of the Hong Kong Productivity Council, Mr Lam has led various supporting functions such as human resources development, finance, procurement, management information service, corporate communications and the Council secretariat.
Mr Lam assists the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data in the discharge of his statutory duties and responsibilities, including the strategic planning and development of the office.
Mr Lam graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) Degree, majoring in economics.