Derek is Assistant General Counsel for privacy and data protection at MasterCard for Europe, the Asia Pacific and Middle East Africa regions. He is a Singapore qualified lawyer specializing 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. He is a Vice-President of AsiaDPO which is a registered society of data protection officers focused on developing and advancing practices in data protection and serving as a trusted resource of industry expertise. Derek graduated from the National University of Singapore and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and a Certified Information Privacy Manager.