Irene Fan has more than 20 years of innovative experience in the ICT industry. She developed and managed mobile products and services (Rogers Wireless, Canada), broadband wireless network for 3C convergence (WIC Connexus), wireless internet (Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs) and innovation strategy (Hong Kong Applied Science Technology and Research Institute). She is a consultant and strategist in technology, intellectual capital, knowledge and innovation management in the ICT, education, NGO and government sectors.

Irene obtained her PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering (Knowledge and Technology Management) from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and both her Master and Bachelor degrees in Industrial Engineering (Operations Research and Management Science) from the University of Toronto.