Dr. Alex LIN
As Head of Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd, Dr. Alex LIN leads a team of investment professionals to develop the infocomm start-up ecosystem in Singapore, through strategic investments in promising companies.
For last 10 years, Alex had been actively building companies, mentoring entrepreneurs and investing in promising start-ups. He held entrepreneurship and investment related roles in several organizations working closely with Singapore universities promoting creation of rapid-prototyping capabilities and incubators. He invests and coaches young technology startups from ideation to maturity. Regionally, Alex led several technology infrastructure investments in China, such as technology park development, and High Temperature Conversion of Waste installations.
Prior to his investment and mentoring roles, Alex was the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Operation & Technology in SembCorp Logistics, where he led teams of professionals in sales acquisition and maintenance of technology infrastructures.
Before joining SembCorp Logistics Ltd, Alex started Asia first wireless ISP, and successfully expanded regionally to China and Indonesia before merging into larger incumbent telco in the territories. Alex also started and exited several technology-based companies.
Before his entrepreneurial journey, Alex held senior positions in global companies such as FedEx where he created Asian’s global sales division and managed the starting up of Subic Bay regional logistics hub. He was the General Manager of Hewlett Packard Internet Business Unit during the dotcom era where he built the unit by aggressive acquisition of technology companies.
Alex is active in community service especially in the entrepreneurship development space. He is an active member of Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE), and ACE grant review panelist. He is also an engaging speaker promoting innovative thinking amongst aspiring start-ups and at hackathons in Asia.
Alex obtained his Electrical & Computer Engineering degree at University of Wisconsin (Madison) and Doctorate at Stanford University.