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Moderators and Panellists

1st Panel of Discussion

Jane Jordan-GAIA Australia

Jane Jordan, Founder and CEO of GAIA, Australia

Founder and CEO of GAIA Coaching Group – a boutique coaching, training and advisory firm – Jane is a coach and adviser to executive management with a focus on strategic communication, reputation and women’s leadership. Her crisis experience also includes auditing crisis communication and crisis management programs, facilitating desk top exercises as well as crisis communication planning and training, including a two year program for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. A strong strategist, Jane excels in high-stakes situations and has used her skills and experience to effectively coach high-level clients in high-risk situations.

Untitled-11-Recovered-Recovered-RecoveredPKPjB Khirudin Bin Drahman @ Husaini (Bomba KL),

PKPjB Khirudin bin Drahman @ Hussaini is currently the Director of Fire and Rescue Department, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. He launched his career in the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia 26 years ago in 1989 as a station officer in Sibu, Sarawak. In the year 2000 Mr Khirudin was appointed as the Commandant of the Fire and Rescue Academy in Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor. He has been holding various other senior positions in the Fire and Rescue Department before his current appointment as the Director of Fire and Rescue Department, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur in the year 2011.

PRMORGAN-3OOdpiPeter R. Morgan (ex HK Police)

After retiring from the Hong Kong Police as an Assistant Commissioner, Mr. Morgan is now an Honorary Advisor & Fellow for the Hong Kong Police College and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, Hong Kong University.

Mr. Morgan speaks, trains and consults internationally on strategic planning, crisis management, critical incident leadership, crisis communications and service quality.

Dr Amiruddin -CEO CSMDr Amirudin Bin Abdul Wahab (CyberSecurity Malaysia)

Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab (“Dr Amir”) is currently the Chief Executive Officer of CyberSecurity Malaysia, a strategic agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia and the agency that monitors sovereignty of the country. He has around 25 years of ICT working experience in the telecom and IT sector in the Government as well as in the semi-government and private sectors.

2nd Panel of Discussion

WahidWahid Ali bin Mohd Khalil

Holder of an Honours degree in Economics and Business Management, Wahid has 35 years of extensive working experience at both local and foreign organizations with senior management positions.  Wahid also holds a Master of Science in Economic Crime Management and is an Associate member if IIAM and a member of IBBM.

Wahid has conducted extensive talks and trainings on BCM to organizations as well as associations within and outside Malaysia, specifically in Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. He has been a regular speaker and trainer for DRI Malaysia since 2006, and many of his students have moved on to hold key positions in BCM related functions. He also holds the position of Education Vice President at IABCP (International Association of Business Continuity Professionals) since 1st January 2011 and has been an active member of the non-profit association since its inception.

Currently Wahid also serves as an advisor on Banking for the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM) and sits on Board of Amana Bank Limited, Sri Lanka.

262-NPierre Noel (Microsoft)

Pierre is the Chief Security Officer for Microsoft in Asia. Originally a Belgian citizen, living in Asia for over 25 years, Pierre has 30 years of international experience on Information Security and Enterprise Risk Management;

He designed and built complete Security and Enterprise Risk Management environments for Governments, Finance, Transport and large conglomerate industries over the World. Pierre is currently helping several nations and critical infrastructure organizations across Asia to build their Cyber Security Infrastructure & framework from the ground up.

262-DDickenson Y. Africa, CBCLA (Central Bank Philippines)

Mr. Dickenson Y. Africa, CPA, CISA, MBA, CBCLA is the Acting Deputy Director/Head of the Business Continuity Office of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). His office is responsible in implementing and promoting business continuity management system (BCMS) of the BSP. Mr. Africa has more than fifteen years of extensive experience in both internal and external audit and has solid professional experience in conducting risk-based audit and assessment of Information Systems (IS) governance of financial institutions, including assessment of IS controls, security, risk management and business continuity management.

Nabil - TadawulNabil H AlOufi, CBCP (Tadawul Saudi Arabia)

Nabil H. Aloufi has more than 10 years of experience in Business Continuity, Crisis Management, Risk Management, Project management, information security, Transmission Networks, 2G, 3G, 4G and IT service Level management. During his professional career, he has been involved in Establishment of Mobily’s (Etihad Etisalat Co.) transmission backhauling network infrastructure, 2G/3G/4G Networks Kingdome wide and he was involved in establishment of Business Continuity Management system (BCMS) at Etihad Etisalat Co. – Mobily and getting ISO 22301 certification for BCMS. Also, he leads the setup BCMS in Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), benchmarking with ISO 22301 standards and planning to implement the required enhancement. His focus is on the establishment of practical, cost-effective business Continuity strategies and development of recovery plans for Critical business Functions and systems, involving a robust combination of people, processes and technology.

Nabil is a member of Disaster Recovery Institute (DRII), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Institute of supply Management (ISM) and Saudi Engineering Council (SCE).

Mark Caparros-PicMark Caparros (States Street)

Mark Caparros is a Vice President and the APAC Continuity Services Regional Head for State Street. Mark is an 18 year State Street employee with experience in Global Services fund operations and projects. Mark started his career with State Street in Sydney 1997. He had completed stints in Hong Kong from 2006 and Hangzhou, China from 2009. Mark held various senior roles in project and operations management in Hong Kong and Hangzhou. He is currently in his second stint in Hong Kong where he was most recently the Head of Operations North Asia in 2014 prior to his career progression to business continuity in 2015.