LEANDRO ANGELO Y. AGUIRRE
Leandro Angelo Y. Aguirre is the Deputy Commissioner of the Philippine National Privacy Commission and has served in that role since February 2018.
He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law and his Master of Laws from Harvard Law School. He is a member of both the Philippine Bar and the New York State Bar.
He is also member of the academe having taught various subjects in the University of the Philippines College of Law since 2013. He served as an advisor on the bill that eventually became the Data Privacy Act of 2012.
Ms. Ada Chung Lai-ling was appointed as the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data of Hong Kong in September 2020. Ms. Chung was qualified as a barrister-at-law and a Certified Public Accountant. She has solid legal expertise and abundant administrative experience. Before her appointment as the Privacy Commissioner, Ms. Chung was the Registrar of Companies and had held various posts in the Department of Justice, including the Deputy Law Officer (Civil Law). In her role as the Registrar of Companies, she contributed significantly to the rewrite of the Companies Ordinance in Hong Kong, and she spearheaded the implementation of the new Companies Ordinance in Hong Kong.
LEW CHUEN HONG
Mr. Lew Chuen Hong was appointed Commissioner of the Personal Data Protection (PDPC) in June 2020. He represents Singapore on data protection and data innovation on the global stage, and leads the development of Singapore’s personal data regulatory regime. The aim is to foster an environment of trust among businesses and consumers, contributing to a vibrant Singapore economy.
Beyond regulating data protection and promoting data innovation, he also undertakes educational and outreach activities to encourage organisations to adopt good data protection practices, as well as help individuals understand how they may protect their personal data from misuse.
Mr. Lew joins IMDA following a distinguished 25-year career with the Republic of Singapore Navy where he was the Chief of Navy from 2017 to 2020. Notable highlights include overseeing Singapore’s maritime security operations during the Trump-Kim and ASEAN summits. He was conferred the SAF Overseas Service Medal for his role supporting the re-construction of Iraq.
In 2008, Mr. Lew was seconded to the Ministry of Trade & Industry where he championed pro-enterprise policies to help local enterprises scale. He also drove the strategic review of the Research, Innovation and Enterprise 2015 plan, which sets out Singapore’s strategy and investments to grow our knowledge-driven economy.
Mr. Lew graduated with a Bachelor’s (Honours and Distinction) and Master’s in Biology from Stanford University, U.S. He also holds a Master’s in Management, as a Sloan Fellow of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, U.S. Mr. Lew had previously served on the Boards of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and ST Engineering. He was also Chairman of the School of Applied Science Advisory Committee Board, Republic Polytechnic.
SEE KHIANG KOH
As the Country Leader for Singapore, See Khiang represents the IAPP and supports members and privacy professionals in the country. See Khiang has extensive experience in privacy, both in private practice in a top-tier legal firm and as a regional compliance officer for an international bank. See Khiang has worked with Fortune 500 companies and MNCs to identify and mitigate data privacy issues and risks from a legal as well as operational perspective, and is excited to leverage this expertise in his role with the IAPP.
Jason Lau is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at Crypto.com where he drives the global cybersecurity and information privacy strategy. Lau led his team to become the first cryptocurrency company in the world to have company-wide certifications in ISO 27001:2013, PCI:DSS 3.2.1 and to conform with the Cryptocurrency Security Standard. Prior to this, Lau was a regional Cybersecurity Advisor at Microsoft, leading Microsoft’s cybersecurity and GDPR initiatives in Asia Pacific. Lau is also an Adjunct Professor of cybersecurity and data privacy at one of Asia’s leading business schools, and the regional lead, co-chair and faculty member of the IAPP.
Lau has over 20 years in consulting experience for Fortune 500 companies in the fields of management consulting, cybersecurity, IT governance, privacy and risk management, and holds certifications such as CISSP, CGEIT, CISA, CISM, CIPP/E, CIPM, CEH, CNDA, CSM, HCISPP and more. Lau was one of the first worldwide to achieve ISO27701:2019 Senior Lead Auditor and Senior Lead Implementer status and is an ISO27001:2013 Lead Auditor and a Fellow of Information Privacy.
Lau has won multiple awards including the “Cybersecurity Professional Award” and “Outstanding Financial Technologist of the Year (Data Privacy),” and voted a “Top 50 global thought leader and influencer on cybersecurity.” Lau also sits on industry advisory groups and participates on various global security and privacy think tanks like the Centre for Information Policy Leadership. Lau has over a decade of experience in the Healthcare industry across five continents safeguarding highly sensitive Protected Health Information for hospitals and healthcare providers, and is a certified HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Professional.
Lau holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering (Honors) and a bachelor’s degree in commerce, and completed executive programmes at Stanford and Harvard.
JONG IN YOON
Dr. Jong In Yoon was appointed as Chairperson of the Personal Information Protection Commission in August 2020 when the PIPC was restructured as an independent data protection authority in Korea following the amendment to three data protection laws, including the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). As former Standing Commissioner of the PIPC and former Vice Minister of the Interior and Safety, Dr. Yoon lead the process of unifying the PIPA different sectoral laws and data protection functions that had been scattered among several government agencies.
Furthermore, he held a range of senior management positions in the Government of the Republic of Korea, including Head of Local Administration & Decentralisation Office and Head of Government Organisation Management Office in the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, Secretary to the President for Public Administration at the Office of the President of the Republic of Korea, and Director General for Government Planning of the Ministry of Security and Public Administration. Dr. Yoon also took office as Vice Governor for Administrative Affairs of Chungcheongnam-do (Provincial Government).
He holds a bachelor’s degree in western history and a master’s degree in public administration, both from Seoul National University, and earned a Ph.D. in public administration from University of Georgia.