2016 APrIGF Elections

Candidate Profile

VICE Chair Position (2016-2018)

Mr. Chester SOONG

Title: Chairman, Internet Society HK (ISOCHK)
Geographical Location: Hong Kong
Stakeholder Group: Civil Society

Chester Soong is currently the Chairman for the Internet Society (Hong Kong Chapter), Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific Region Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) Multi-stakeholders Steering Group for the current expiring term, and council member of Information Security and Forensics Society (ISFS). He is currently a technical advisor (Information Technology and Communications) to the Employees Retraining Board of Hong Kong SAR Government. He is also a lecturer of the Post Graduate Diploma program on IT Forensics of HKU SPACE on e-Business related legislations and cyber-crime management.

He is now an independent consultant on information security and personal data privacy. He has previously worked for the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data as Chief Personal Data Officer heading the Policy and Compliance Division. Before taking on his enforcement role at the Hong Kong DPA, he has been an information security consultant for over 15 years. He started his own ISP outfit back in 1994, and was working for Citibank N/A as Project Officer before that. Chester graduated from California State University, Fullerton with double majors in Information Systems and Finance and LL.M degree in IT&IP Law from the University of Hong Kong.

In terms of IGF experience, I have joined one global IGF in 2013 at Bali and two APrIGF events during 2015 and 2016 in Macau and Taipei respectively. I have contributed in the organizational works of the two APrIGF sessions mentioned above and helped in speaking at three of the workshops at the APrIGF Taipei.


Other Candidates:

Mr. Maheeshwara Buddhika Bandara KIRINDIGODA | Mr. Kanumuri S RAJU | Mr. Chester SOONG