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Advisory Councils

(ISC)²’s Global Advisory Councils represent a group of senior-level information security professionals in their respective region who advise (ISC)² on industry initiatives, policies, views, standards and concerns. The goals of the advisory councils are to offer deeper insights into the needs of the information security community in each respective region; discuss matters of policy or initiatives that drive professional development; provide feedback on (ISC)² programs, activities and opportunities; and make introductions to influential organizations, bodies, institutions within government and industry with which (ISC)² should engage.

(ISC)² currently enlists the expertise of four advisory councils, including:

Council Members

  • Asia-Pacific Asia-Pacific
    CHAIR: Dr. Jae-Woo Lee, Fellow of (ISC)², CCFP-KR, CISA, CISM (Korea)

    Chair Professor, Graduate School of International Affairs and Information, Dongguk University

    Dr. Jae Woo Lee is Chair Professor at Dongguk University, and president of the Cyber Forensic Professional Association Korea. He is also chairperson of the (ISC)² APAC and Advisory Board of CISO Association in Seoul. Following his retirement from his position as a major general in the Korean Air Force, Dr Lee pursued his career in the information security profession. He was the first president of the Korean Information Security Agency and an organizer of the Korean National Computerization Agency. He holds a Master of Science degree in systems management from the University of Southern California, U.S.A. and a doctorate degree from Konkuk University in Korea.


    President & Founder, ACIS Professional Center

    Mr. Prinya Hom-anek has over 20 years of experience in IT and information security, network and data communications, Internet and network security, information security, fraud and forensic investigation, penetration testing, ISMS, and generic information security consulting in both the public and private sectors. He is recognized as one of Asia-Pacific's leading information security professionals. Mr. Hom-anek founded and serves as the president for the most successful information security training, consulting, and managed security services provider in Thailand - "ACIS Professional Center" or "ACIS". He is also a senior IT and information security consultant for Thailand's government departments and agencies, including the Revenue Department, Ministry of Finance, Department of Special Investigation, Ministry of Justice, National Intelligence Agency, Bank of Thailand and several major banks in Thailand, Metropolitan Waterworks Authority, the Government Pension Fund, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), and Software Park Thailand, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA). He currently serves as a senior committee member on various boards, including the (ISC)² Asian Advisory Board, the ISACA Thailand committee, and as secretary of the Thailand Information Security Association (TISA) committee. He has published over 130 information security articles in magazines and newspapers such as eEnterprise, eLeader, Telecom Journal, Thairath, DailyNews, The Nation, and Bangkok Post. He is frequently invited to appear on TV and radio programs and is a visiting lecturer at a number of universities and colleges within Thailand.

    Haruto Kitano, CISSP, JGISP (Japan)

    Senior Manager, Deliotte Tohmatsu Risk Services Co, Ltd.

    Mr. Haruto Kitano is currently senior manager and consultant for Deloitte Tohmatsu Risk Services Co., Ltd. His consulting is focused on security and risk management governance, database security, identity management, regulatory compliance, and privacy. He is currently a committee member of the Database Security Consortium in Japan and a member of (ISC)² Asia-Pacifc Advisory Council. Mr. Kitano has been a vocal professional within the IT security industry in Japan and previously worked as a Telecom and internet networking engineer for 10 years, and at Oracle for 11 years specializing in Database Security and Identity Management. He earned his Master of Informatics from the Institute of Information Security (IISEC), the first Japanese graduate school specializing in information security, where he is researched security management and information protection against internal threat.

    Dr. Melvyn Kuan (Singapore)

    Assistant Director (Ecosystem Development), Cyber Security Agency of Singapore

    Dr. Melvyn Kuan is currently Assistant Director (Ecosystem Development) at the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) where he is responsible for professional workforce development planning and programmes. Prior to the CSA, he was Head of Strategy and Digital Economy at the National Research Foundation where he was responsible for the priority setting of research areas and capability development and the development of the Services and Digital Economy R&D strategy. Dr Kuan has also served in various capacities in the former Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) such as the Technology and Planning Group and the Smart Cities Programme Office. Before joining the former IDA, he was pursuing his PhD and was a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Information Systems, National University of Singapore. His work has been published in journals such as Information & Management and Behaviour and Information Technology and; leading Information Systems conferences such as International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) and Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS).

    Meng Chow Kang
    Meng-Chow Kang, PhD, CISSP (Singapore)

    Head, Security Assurance, Asia Pacific Region, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    Meng-Chow has been a practicing information security professional for more than 25 years with field experience spanning from technical to management in the various information security and risk management roles, including the Singapore government, major multi-nationals financial institutions, and global security and technology providers. His research and part of his experience in the field have been published in his book, “Responsive Security – Be ready to be secure”, by CRC Press in Oct 2013. His contributions to the information security industry and community have also been marked by numerous industry awards.

    As leader of the security assurance team in AWS Asia Pacific, China, and Japan region, Meng-Chow works with customers to identify and address related concerns and needs in cloud computing security.

    Meng-Chow has been active in the information security community, and was elected as a Director of the (ISC)2 Board effective Jan 2015, and recipient of the (ISC)2 James Wade Service Award in 2014. Meng-Chow has also been contributing to both local and international security standardization efforts since 1998, in which he has held several committee and working group chair and editorial positions in the Singapore national standards body, ITU-T SG17, and ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27. Meng- Chow is also co-Chair of the Asia Regional Information Security Exchange (RAISE) Forum, which he co-founded with a group of security experts in 2004. Besides contributing to the industry and community, Meng-Chow continues to conduct research and teach information security as an Associate Professor (Adjunct) with the School of Computer Science & Engineering at Nanyang Technology University, Singapore.

    Meng-Chow received his MSc degree in Information Security from the Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London, and completed his PhD in Information Security Risk Management at the Southern Cross University, Australia. He has also been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 1998.

    Prof. Jill Slay, PhD, FACS, CP, MIEEE, Fellow of (ISC)², CISSP, CCFP (Australia)

    Optus Chair of Cyber Security, La Trobe University

    Professor Jill Slay is Optus Chair of Cyber Security at La Trobe University and Director of Cyber Resilience Initiatives for the Australian Computer Society. She has established an international research reputation in cyber security (particularly Digital Forensics) and has worked in collaboration with many industrial partners. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the information technology industry through contributions in the areas of forensic computer science, security, protection of infrastructure and cyber-terrorism. She is a Fellow of ACS and a Fellow of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, both for her service to the information security industry (and is MACS CP and holds CISSP and CCFP certifications). She has published one book and more than 120 refereed book chapters, journal articles or research papers in information assurance, critical infrastructure protection, security and forensic computing in the last 10 years. She has completed the supervision of 19 PhDs and many Masters and Honours theses and has been awarded over AUD 2 million in Australian Government Category 1 research income, including a Future Fellowship.

    Wan Suk Yi
    Dr. Wan S. Yi, CISSP (Korea)

    Vice-President, Information Security Industry Group, Korea Internet & Security Agency

    Dr. Wan S. Yi is the Vice-President, Information Security Industry Group in Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA). He received BS degree in Computer Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in US. He also received MS degree in information security from Dongguk University and Ph.D. in computer engineering from SungKyunKwan University in Korea. Since 2014, he is an adjunct professor at SungKyunKwan University. He served in a variety of important career building assignments including Director of Incident Prevention Division, Internet Industry Division, Infrastructure Protection Division and Regional Information Security Center. Finally, he served as the Vice-President of International Cooperation Group. Before joining KISA, he worked for Hyundai Information Technology, LTD. During his military service, he was an Aide de Camp for Deputy Commander in Chief, ROK/US Combined Forces Command. He retired from service in 1994 as a Korean Air Force lieutenant. His award includes two ROK/US CFC DCINC Awards (1993, 1994), US Army Achievement medal (1993) and commendation Medal (1993), National Intelligence Service Award (2000), ISC² ISLA (2008), ISC² Presidential Award (2008), Minister of Public Affairs and Security Award (2009, 2016), and ROK President Award (2012).

    Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj
    Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj, Ph D (India)

    Mentor Professor, NIIT University

    Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj holds a Ph.D. (Physics) from McMaster University, Canada; and a Masters degree in Physics from the University of Delhi. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (FNASc), and a Fellow of the Institution of Electronics Engineers (FIETE). He is also a Distinguished Fellow, EastWest Institute, New York. Dr. Bajaj was the Founder CEO of Data Security Council of India – an industry initiative - in cyber security and data privacy. At DSCI, Dr. Bajaj guided the development of best practices Frameworks for data security and privacy protection. He has served on various Government Committees on cyber security, privacy and ICT, and contributed to the activities of global bodies like OECD and EWI. He was also the Founder Director of the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In); he directed the cyber security initiatives in the government. He has published and lectured extensively on the IT Act 2000, cyber security and cyber crimes, privacy and data protection, Internet governance, e-commerce, digital signatures, in national and international journals and conferences. He has authored two books, and co-authored two books. Dr Bajaj also helped set up the techno-legal infrastructure for PKI in the country. He also served as Global Head, Information Risk Management Consulting Practice, Tata Consultancy Services.

  • Latin America Latin America
    Kleber Candido de Melo
    CHAIR: Kleber Candido de Melo, CISSP (Brazil)

    Founder and Senior Consultant, KCMelo Consulting

    Kleber Melo has 27 years of experience in IT, Information Security, Business Continuity and Fraud Prevention leading local and regional multidisciplinary teams of employees, contractors and suppliers. He provided strategic support for secure development of new products, providing enterprise solutions for information protection, vulnerability assessment, encryption, server hardening policy, forensic, ethical hacking, security architecture, card encryption solutions and polices. Project management experience, leading national and international teams to select and deploy information security solutions. Knower of infrastructure technologies (firewall, proxy, identity management, DLP, behavior score, adaptive authentication, web filter, HSM encryption, cloud, etc.), security management and systems development controls. Conference speaker and College professor since 1999 CISSP certified since 2003, serving ISC² as Co-Chair for LA Advisory Board since the program started, and as ISLA judge in 2011 and 2013. Career path started at IBM and followed by Sudameris, HSBC and Original Banks in Brasil as CSO. Founder of KCMelo Consulting in 2011 providing security consulting service to brazilian market. English and Spanish fluently Native Portuguese.

    Gerardo Castillo
    CO-CHAIR: Gerardo Castillo, CISSP (Costa Rica)

    IT Infrastructure Manager for Latin America, National Instruments Costa Rica

    Seasoned Information Security professional with close to 9 years of international experience managing IT, Information Security, and Business Continuity programmes over a broad variety of industries. Proven experience implementing and operating world-class IT processes that focus on end-to-end service delivery, customer satisfaction, vendor management, and risk management. Currently Gerardo is the Latin-American IT Infrastructure Manager for National Instruments from this position he is influencing change to ensure Information Security best practices are adopted. Gerardo holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics Engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica and a Master’s Degree in Information Technology Management from the Universidad Nacional. He has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2007 and a Certified Business Continuity Professional since 2008.

    Gabriel Bergel, CISSP
    Gabriel Bergel, CISSP, CISM (Chile)

    Head of IT Security, ING

    Gabriel Bergel is currently head of IT security for ING in Chile with nine years of experience in the information security field. His experience includes: consulting; project management; security engineering; and information security leadership. He is also founder and organizer of the 8.8 Computer Security Conference, founding member and current President of the ISSA Chile Chapter, member of the Academic Committee of Segurinfo Chile, and member of the board of CSA Chile. He has conducted information security courses, speeches, workshops and forums in different institutions, universities and events in Chile and throughout Latin America.

    Daniel Diniz
    Daniel Diniz, CISSP (Brazil)

    Information Security Officer, MAC

    Daniel Diniz has worked in information security, auditing and related disciplines for the Brazilian government and within the Brazilian information technology services sector for more than 15 years. He is currently information security officer at an engineering & construction company. He is part of the pioneering group of Brazilian CISSPs. He is a member of the (ISC)2 Latin American Advisory Board and volunteers as the head of Safe and Secure Online (SSO) Program committee in Brazil. Daniel is working hard to bring the SSO to his country to benefit Brazilian children and teens using the Internet.

    Geraldo Fonseca
    Geraldo Fonseca, CISSP (Brazil)

    Corporate Information Security Officer, ONS

    Geraldo Fonseca has 10+ years of experience as an Information Security Manager, working for such industries as energy, manufacturing, insurance and government. He holds a major degree in Computer Sciences in Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ) and has been a CISSP since 2008.

    Walmir Freitas
    Walmir Freitas, CISSP (Brazil)

    Managing Director, Accenture

    Walmir Freitas is currently Managing Director at Accenture with over 20 years of experience in Information Technology, including 18 years in Information Security, IT Governance, IT Auditing and Risk Management in Brazil and a global intra-company assignment to North America. Extensive experience in Consulting Services, including over 14 years in Deloitte and close to two years in EY. He was also CISO in Fidelity information Services (FIS) and IT Auditing and Internal Controls for Brazilian Mercantile & Futures Exchange (BM&F). Walmir holds the CISSP credential for over 15 years. Additionally, he holds other relevant certifications in the field of information security.

    Jefferson Gutierrez
    Jefferson Gutierrez, CISSP (Colombia)

    Manager, Risk Consulting, KPMG Advisory Services Ltda

    Jefferson Gutierrez is currently in charge of the Information Protection Advisory Services for KPMG’s practice in Colombia, where he is responsible for overseeing information security engagements, including vulnerability assessments, risk analysis, security audits, secure infrastructure design, forensic analysis and corporate policy review & development. He is a professional focused on risk management and information security governance with hands-on experience in risk analysis, security audits, corporate policy review & development, information security architecture review and design, vulnerability assessments, ethical hacking and ISO/IEC 17799:2005 compliance engagements.

    Nelson Novaes
    Nelson Novaes, CISSP, CISM, CBCP, ITIL, MBA (Brazil)

    Superintendent, Holding Itaú Unibanco S.A

    Nelson Novaes Neto is an entrepreneur, engineer, holds postgraduate in InfoSec by University of São Paulo, MBA by FGV and Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology by PUC/SP. He has broad experience in internet industry, product development, internet security and research. He also has several international certifications. He is a superintendent at Holding Itaú Unibanco S.A, the largest financial conglomerate in LATAM and present in more than 25 countries. For over a decade, Novaes was CSO of UOL Group, the biggest online service and Internet service provider in LATAM.

    Ramiro Rodrigues
    Ramiro Rodrigues, CISSP (Brazil)

    Chief Information Security Officer, Experian Latin America

    Ramiro Rodrigues is the Chief Security Officer for Experian Serasa Latin America. Formerly Chief Information Security Officer at DocuSign Latin America also former Chief Security Officer for BT- British Telecom Latin America. With more than 15 years of experience in risk management, compliance, internal controls, cyber security and corporate security. Experience in information security with managerial and hands-on expertise in security technologies, process, policies and architecture to protect complex business digital assets. Responsible for the overall company security and risk posture – both internally as well as customers facing by creating value and delivering trust to online business

    Ezequiel M. Sallis
    Ezequiel M. Sallis, CISSP, CEH, MBCI, QCS (Argentina)

    Senior Information Security Specialist, Root-Secure Director

    Ezequiel Sallis is currently a director at Root-Secure, where he is in charge of the research and development, specifically, innovation in education and services orientated on information security. With over 10 years of experience, Mr. Sallis is an instructor for various international certifications in Latin America and has carried out many consultancy projects related to the ISO 27000 family of standards, with the Security Analysis (Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration Test and Ethical Hacking). He is currently Vice President of the ISSA chapter in Buenos Aires Argentina and is co-author of Ethical Hacking - a Methodological Focus for Professionals. He provides free security awareness sessions for school-age children and their families.

  • North America North America
    Glenn Leifheit

    Glenn Leifheit is a Senior Security Engineering Program Manager within the Microsoft Customer Security and Trust (CST) organization where he currently leads large cross-company security initiatives. Mr. Leifheit has more than 22 years of experience in technology including software, financial and healthcare industries. His experience covers providing C-level security guidance, acting as a cross-team business security liaison, driving static code analysis across the enterprise, leading application security and PCI programs, as well as architecture and design of large scale applications and associated infrastructure.

    As an advocate for building a strong technology community, Mr. Leiftheit co-founded TechMasters, a Toastmasters club designed to build technical speaker skills within the Toastmasters framework. His passion is connecting technologists with the soft skills they need: public speaking, giving and receiving feedback and asking more informed questions. Glenn is also a past member of the (ISC)² Application Security Advisory Council.

    Diana-Lynn Contesti

    Diana-Lynn Contesti is currently an independent contractor focusing on Security Architecture and Critical Infrastructure and has over thirty years of computer security experience. Previously, Ms. Contesti was the CISO for a Fortune 500 company. Ms. Contesti is the co-author of the first edition of the SSCP Study Guide and has done security presentations globally. She served on the (ISC)2 Board of Directors and during her tenure, she held various positions including Chairperson of the (ISC)2 Board of Directors, Treasurer, Secretary and lead a number of committees. Ms. Contesti played a key role in the implementation of the Women's Scholarship. In January, 2017, Ms. Contesti was named to the Fifty Top Women in Internet Security. She holds multiple certifications including the CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, SSCP and CSSLP.

    James McQuiggan

    James R. McQuiggan, CISSP is a Product & Solutions Security Officer for the Siemens Wind Service Americas organization providing strategy and policies for its SCADA products including Incident Handling, Vulnerability Management, and regulatory best practices. With over 15 years working at Siemens, James has supported the multiple energy divisions groups on NERC CIP regulations and other industry security topics. As part of the Americas Information Security team, he managed the global Information Security Awareness program including an Ambassador program across nine divisions utilizing employees from the business to support Information Security policies and awareness. James became a member of (ISC)² in 2008 and has been a volunteer of the Safe and Secure Online Program for the Center for Cyber Education & Safety since 2010. In 2016, he received the (ISC)² President’s Award and was the finalist for the (ISC)² Community Awareness award in 2015. James is also a father of two teenage daughters and continues to make sure they are safe and secure online while using their smartphones and social media.

    Jessica Archer

    Jessica Archer has 22 years of combined experience working in telecommunications and technology, including 18 years working within the information security industry. She is currently a Senior Competition Development Coordinator for the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security at the University of Texas, San Antonio. In this role, Ms. Archer is the acting Director of External Relations for the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, Panoply, and eSentinel. She has helped to develop, oversee, and grow these competitions over the past 13 years.

    Ms. Archer serves on the BSidesLV Board of Directors and stays involved in the information security community as a volunteer at conferences, including BSides, helps spread awareness of information security careers to young adults, and connects mentors with mentees. She is an active volunteer for Apraxia awareness and has served in various leadership roles for the Boys Scouts of America for the past 11 years.

    Erin Jacobs

    Erin Jacobs is the Founding Partner at Urbane Security. A BBS Sysop from the early 90’s turned business major, musician turned DJ, IT geek turned corporate sell-out CIO and that wasn’t challenging enough, so she founded @UrbaneSec in 2009 to conquer Information Security and Compliance with boutique attention to detail, delivery, and talent that organizations desperately need in the technical landscape that we all exist in. Through her work, Erin has established several industry best practices and has presented these at numerous high-profile security conferences, including Black Hat, RSA, HITB and countless smaller events. She is also passionate about fostering collaboration between the C-Suite, practitioners that oversee day-to-day security challenges, and the security research community at large to help them learn from each other and ultimately improve our industry.

    Hillary Lewis

    Hillary Lewis is a technology-focused leader who has served in key executive roles including as CEO of a Washington, DC based Health IT Consulting firm, as Chief Privacy and Security Officer for a technology startup out of the University of Texas Medical School and as Senior Official for Privacy at the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    Ms. Lewis’ particular expertise is in building collaborations and coalitions to bridge the gap between technology and business and enable innovation.

    Chuck McGann

    Charles L. (Chuck) McGann, Jr., is nationally recognized information security professional and currently acts as the COO for McGann Consulting Group. Mr. McGann, Jr. is a contract instructor for both EC-Council teaching the Certified CISO course and Learning Tree International focusing on Vulnerability Management, the CISSP Bootcamp and the CISM certification from ISACA.

    Mr. McGann previously served in many roles at the United States Post Office over a 28 year career – including Manager, Information Systems, Acting Postmaster, Business Systems Analyst, Business Project Leader, Distributed Systems Security Specialist, Manager, Information Security and Incident Response Team Manager and collimating as their Corporate Information Security Officer.

    He is the former Co-Chair of the (ISC)2 Government Advisory Board on Cyber Security, and served as a Government Information Security Leadership Awards Judge for three years and chaired the Federal CISO for CISO’s quarterly meetings.

    Marie Olson

    Marie Olson is the Deputy Chief Privacy Officer for The Boeing Company. Prior to being selected to build the Global Privacy Team for Boeing, Marie was a Sr. Manager in Information Security responsible for Computing & Information Security Policy and Compliance Management. Marie has been with Boeing over 29 years, during which time she has managed a variety of other functions including Government Programs Security Support, Security Quality Assurance, and Vulnerability Assessments. Marie is nationally recognized for her expertise in global regulatory compliance issues, technical and business process safeguarding strategies, and meeting the challenges of balancing enterprise privacy and security issues with business realities. She has presented on a variety of privacy and security topics at industry events and with various organizations and government agencies. Marie holds a Master of Science degree in computer science from Pacific Lutheran University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from the University of Washington. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). She also holds two internationally-recognized security certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). Marie is also currently serving on the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC²) Advisory Board of the Americas and is also the Chairperson of the Privacy Special Interest Group for the Information Security Forum (ISF).

    Dr. Chris Veltsos

    Dr. Chris Veltsos, CISSP is a professor in the department of Computer Information Science at Minnesota State University, Mankato where he regularly teaches Information Security and Information Warfare classes. Beyond the classroom, Dr. Veltsos – also known as Dr. InfoSec – is very active in the security community, engaging with community groups and advising business leaders on how to best manage information security risks.

    Dr. Veltsos holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and enjoys working with businesses to improve their organization's cyber risk posture.

    Chris White

    Christopher White is the Information System Security Officer at Granicus. Mr. White was key in building their security culture as he built policies and processes to obtain ISO 27001 certification for the organization. Later, he led the FedRAMP project to become the 21st company and 6th SaaS in the world to obtain FedRAMP Authorization from the Joint Authorization Board.

    Prior to his current role, Chris was responsible for running the operations teams at Granicus, and the UNIX operations team at FICO, where a core requirement was protecting customer data. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems with a double concentration in both security and database management from Boston University. In addition, Chris is a facilitator in Boston University's Master's program where he teaches students about databases, networking, and programming. He is also a freelance writer for technology site

    Caroline Wong

    Caroline Wong is the Vice President of Security Strategy at Cobalt. Ms. Wong’s close and practical information security knowledge stems from broad experience as a Cigital consultant, a Symantec product manager, and day-to-day leadership roles at eBay and Zynga. She is a well-known thought leader on the topic of security metrics and has been featured at industry conferences including RSA (USA and Europe), OWASP AppSec, and BSides.

    Ms. Wong was featured as an Influencer in the 2017 Women in IT Security issue of SC Magazine and has been named one of the Top Women in Cloud by CloudNOW. She received a 2010 Women of Influence Award in the One to Watch category and authored the popular textbook Security Metrics: A Beginner’s Guide, published by McGraw-Hill in 2011. Ms. Wong graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and holds a certificate in Finance and Accounting from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.