APAC Volunteer Leadership

Ryan Ko

CSA APAC Research Advisor

Dr Ryan Ko is the Head of the Cyber Security Lab at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and the CSA APAC Research Advisor. He also serves as Affiliate Faculty Member at the Idaho State University’s National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC), USA. Recipient of the (ISC)2 ISLA Award in 2014 and the inaugural CSA Ron Knode Award in 2012, his research interests are in the area of cloud security, focusing on data provenance, real-time situation awareness, and homomorphic encryption. Co-founder of the CSA Cloud Data Governance and Cloud Vulnerabilities working groups, he was part of the founding group of experts which created the (ISC)2-CSA Certified Cloud Security Professional certification’s CBK, and is the principal investigator of the NZD 12mil MBIE-funded STRATUS cloud security project.

Dr Nanatawan Wongkachonkitti

Head of Marketing APAC

Nantawan serves as the Director of Innovation and Research and was formerly the Director for IT Intelligence Operations Division for Electronic Government Agency (Public Organization), Thailand. She has been working in the computer and telecommunication field for over 14 years. She manages Electronic Government Agency’s Operations Division for all IT Thailand Government. She is currently served as a secretary of CSA, Thailand Chapter which developed Cloud Control Matrix 1.3 on App Store for dual languages (Thai and English) called “Cloud Control Self Assessment”.

Benildus Nadar

Head of Membership APAC

Benildus provides senior advisory services in area of Information Technology with a concentration on Information Security and Risk. Currently with Ericsson, Benildus worked in IBM, Fidelity Investment, Comodo etc in a career spanning 14 Years. Benildus is the founder and chairperson of the CSA Bangalore Chapter, one of the biggest chapters for CSA worldwide.

Wee Meng

Head, Innovation Initiative APAC

Wee Meng has held various business leadership positions in HP, Oracle, VMware, Ooredoo (formerly QTEL) and NEC in the ICT industry with 20 years of experiences across Asia Pacific and Middle East region.

He currently runs an incubation firm working with private equity institutions engaging with Technology and non Technology firms in Tech Start up Business, Reinventing Business through Technology adoption, Restructuring Organization, Reach to Markets Globally and helping them realized their Exit Plan, be it Buyout or IPO.

Prior to this, Wee Meng was serving as the Chief Commercial Officer in NEC-STEE Cloud Service, a joint venture company between NEC and Singapore Technologies. He was instrumental in building the company from scratch into a formidable Managed Cloud Services Provider in Asia.

Wee Meng is also serving as the Senior Advisor to the Administration Commission for Software Park in Fujian Provincial Government in China since 2007, advising on IT export initiatives for Chinese Fujian based ICT Enterprises going Global.