Welland Chu

Business Development Director, APAC - Thales

Welland Chu is the Business Development Director, APAC at Thales (https://cpl.thalesgroup.com/). Thales currently protects >80% of the world’s banking transactions every day. The company is honoured to serve a prestigious clientele that includes 10 largest companies in retail, healthcare, manufacturers of the world. These clients can confidently deploy applications that span across Databases, Data analytics, IOT, Fintech, Blockchain, etc. knowing that their data is well protected both on-premises and in the cloud.


Over his 27 years in the security industry, Welland has been leading teams of security professionals in implementing security solutions for or providing independent security assessments on Cybersecurity at enterprises, Fintech & traditional payment, Personal data privacy. In parallel of his role at Thales, Welland serves as the VP (Certification) and Secretary at the China Hong Kong Chapter of ISACA (https://www.isaca.org/), a global non-profit organisation focusing on IT Governance and Cyber Security. Welland received his Ph.D from King’s College London and is a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).