Assurity Trusted Solutions appoints Charles Fan to top post
By Digital News Asia August 20, 2014
- Brings over 30yrs in IT services to the role; Chai Chin Loon remains COO
- Tasked with executing tech roadmap and driving growth
ASSURITY Trusted Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of the InfoComm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), has announced the appointment of Charles Fan to the role of chief executive officer (CEO).
Fan (pic) will be tasked with spearheading initiatives to enhance Assurity's market leadership position in Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) solutions for private sector companies and government agencies.
He will also execute its technology roadmap and accelerate the company's next phase of growth as it capitalises on its robust security infrastructure and critical mass of 600,000 registered resident OneKey users to bring new service providers on board the National Authentication Framework (NAF).
“Assurity is in an exciting phase of growth having crossed the critical threshold of 600,000 registered OneKey users in Singapore. The rising trend of data security breaches makes it imperative for private sector companies and government agencies to deploy 2FA as an added layer of security,” said Fan.
Chai Chin Loon will remain as chief operating officer and will oversee Assurity's day-to-day operations, technology risk management and public education initiatives.
Fan was previously director of Services Delivery, responsible for delivery excellence for IBM’s Strategic Outsourcing customers in Asean and brings over 30 years of IT services experience to his new role.
He began his career at Hewlett Packard as a programmer analyst in 1983 and rose through the ranks to become vice president (account executive), HP Enterprise Services Group.
During his 24-year career at HP, Fan worked in a wide range of roles, from managing HP’s internal IT infrastructure to leading a global team of delivery professionals for its Enterprise Services business.
From 2007 to 2010, he was the CEO of OPUS IT Services Pte Ltd. During his tenure, the company was named an Enterprise 50 SME company in 2008 and rapidly gained a reputation for excellence in IT Services.
At the same time, Fan was actively involved as a council member in Singapore IT Federation (SiTF), especially in its Best Sourcing chapter. He is also a member of the School Management Committee for the Canossian School of the Hearing Impaired.
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