I build technology products, companies, and teams. Mostly with code and data. Usually successfully.
Details available in my CV.
I’m currently VP Product and Acting VP Engineering at Blackpanda, Asia’s leading cybersecurity, incident response, and cyberinsurance startup, democratizing resilience for SMEs across APAC.
|2023 -||VP Product & VP(A) Engineering||Blackpanda||Hong Kong|
|2020 - 2023||Global VP Data||Delivery Hero||Singapore/Berlin|
|2017 - 2020||VP Data||Traveloka||Singapore/Jakarta|
|2013 - 2017||Managing Director||Pivotal Labs/Neo Innovation||Singapore|
Further back, I’ve also notably headed global technology at Amnesty International, the world’s largest human rights organization, and was Directeur Technique of France’s 5th largest private investment bank.
Off work, I’m an avid traveller and involved with conservation, science, and wildlife causes. I study astrophysics and genomics for personal interest (and future PhD aspirations). I code open source and personal projects in Go, Python, and Ruby. I also strive to scribble good tales, well told. And I’m an over-enthusiastic snowboarder, snorkeler, and animal-chasing trekker.
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