Derek is the Assistant General Counsel for privacy and data protection at MasterCard for the Asia Pacific and Middle East Africa regions. Derek is a Singapore qualified lawyer and he specialises in privacy and data protection, technology and telecommunications law. Prior to MasterCard, Derek held senior legal positions in multinational companies in the Asia Pacific region, and was part of Drew & Napier LLC’s telecommunications, media and technology practice in Singapore. Derek is also a member of the Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission’s (PDPC) Advisory Committee on Data Protection. Derek graduated from the National University of Singapore and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and a Certified Information Privacy Manager.