SVP, Assistant General Counsel, Privacy & Data Protection

Derek Ho is the Assistant General Counsel for privacy and data protection at Mastercard for the Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and Middle East Africa regions. Prior to Mastercard, Derek held senior legal positions in multinational companies in the Asia Pacific region, and was part of Drew & Napier LLC’s telecommunications, media and technology practice in Singapore.

In addition to his work at Mastercard, Derek serves in various advisory roles with different organizations, including as a member of the Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission’s Advisory Committee on Data Protection, a member of the DIFC Digital Economy Court Working Group, and a member of the OECD AI Expert Group on AI, Data and Privacy.

Derek earned a Doctorate in Business Administration, cum laude from SDA Bocconi School of Management, and a Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional, a Certified Information Privacy Manager, and a Senior Accredited Specialist in Data and Data Economy Law.


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