Peerapong Jongvibool is Fortinet’s Vice President for Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. He is responsible for growing Fortinet’s business in this region and increasing the company’s traction with large enterprises and service providers, as well as with the partner community.
Peerapong was previously the Regional Director for Indochina, overseeing Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos. His responsibilities include driving sales, optimizing operations and managing the channels in these five countries. Before assuming his regional roles, Peerapong was the country manager for Thailand.
Before joining Fortinet in 2009, Peerapong was Sales Manager at Alcatel-Lucent (Thailand), focusing on channel and sale development, especially in the Government and Utilities segments. In the earlier years of his career, Peerapong held strategic positions at Allied Telesyn (Asia), Sumitomo Corporation, Worachak International and Nera (Thailand).
Peerapong possesses a Bachelor’s of Degree in Electronic Engineering (Major in Computer) from The Mahanakorn University of Technology.
Public Sector Field CISO
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.
Director, Regional Systems Engineering, Southeast Asia & Hong Kong
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. He also provides technical direction and assist country sales leaders in business development.
Chua has broad consulting and sales support expertise across Asia Pacific. He has served as APAC systems engineering director at Blue Coat Systems, and before that, in Allied Telesis’ networking companies in a variety of engineering and technical consulting roles over a long period. Other companies Chua has worked at include Symantec and Check Point Software. In his career, Chua has regularly supported his sales teams to exceed their business and customer satisfaction objectives. Chua has special expertise in cyber security incident management, breach detection and ethical hacking.
Chua holds a Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) degree from the University of Birmingham, UK.
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.