Peerapong Jongvibool is Fortinet’s Vice President for Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. Leading a diverse team, he is committed to meeting Fortinet’s business growth aspirations for the region. Aligning to the brand’s vision and mission as the global cybersecurity leader, Peerapong is passionate about delivering the Fortinet technology and solutions to secure people, devices, and data everywhere – for the private, public sectors and communities. He also leads the Fortinet channels team in scaling Fortinet’s outreach to clients and markets through a robust business partners ecosystem.
Peerapong was previously the Regional Director for Indochina, overseeing Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos. His responsibilities include crafting business growth strategies, driving operations excellence and building the channels ecosystem breadth and depth in these five countries. Before assuming his regional roles, Peerapong was the Country Manager for Fortinet Thailand.
Prior to joining Fortinet in 2009, Peerapong was a Sales Manager at Alcatel-Lucent (Thailand), focusing on channel and sales development for the Government and Utilities segments. In the earlier years of his career, he held strategic positions at Allied Telesyn (Asia), Sumitomo Corporation, Worachak International and Nera (Thailand).
Peerapong holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering (Major in Computing) from the Mahanakorn University of Technology.
Jim Richberg’s role as a Fortinet CISO leverages his 30+ years’ experience driving innovation in cybersecurity, threat intelligence, and cyber strategy & policy. He is currently focused on cyber risk management, election security, and helping organizations maximize their IT efficiency and security post-COVID.
Prior to joining Fortinet, Mr. Richberg served as the National Intelligence Manager for Cyber, the senior Federal Executive focused on cyber intelligence within the $80B+/100,000 employee US Intelligence Community (IC). He led cyber strategy for the 17 departments and agencies of the IC, set integrated priorities on cyber threats, and served as Senior Advisor to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) on cyber issues.
Mr. Richberg’s broad operational experience –including his 20 years at CIA-- gives him practical insight into difficult cyber challenges. He brings a strong focus on strategic problem solving and on framing complex issues in comprehensible terms that facilitate analysis and formulation of solutions.
Kelvin Chua is a security and networking industry veteran with more than 25 years' experience in systems engineering, sales and business development. At Fortinet, Chua leads a team of engineers to ensure optimal application of technology and engineering resources to meet product development and customer requirements.
Rashish Pandey is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Fortinet Asia. Rashish has spent most of his career working at the intersection of Marketing, Technology & Business. In his current role he is responsible for marketing, field CISO and business development.
Prior to joining Fortinet he was Senior Director Marketing, APJC at Cisco systems. He was responsible for APJ marketing strategy, ASEAN Field marketing, thought leadership and content marketing across Cisco product portfolio. Prior to joining Cisco Systems he was APAC Head of Unified Communications & Mobility at British Telecom where he drove product management and marketing initiatives for the new world of work. He has also held marketing leadership positions at Microsoft focusing on revenue growth and market share for key products like Microsoft Office, Visual Studio and driving early adoption of emerging technologies.
Rashish holds an MBA from Asian Institute of Management in Manila and a Bachelor’s in Business studies from University of Delhi.