Keynote Speakers

Mr Yaniv Peretz
Program Director
Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP) Board

A highly skilled security professional with over 19 years of experience in the industry, Yaniv Peretz has designed various training programmes as well as serving as an adviser to many critical infrastructures in South East Asia, United States of America, Canada and Europe.

In 2000, Yaniv was part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Israel and played a role in the commanding force when Israel withdrew from Lebanon during the warfare of the South Lebanon conflict. After joining the Embassy of Israel in Spain in 2001, Yaniv went on to serve in the Embassies in Latvia and Jordan before joining the Embassy of Israel in Singapore in 2002 as a Senior Security Agent.

In this prestigious role, he planned security strategies, designed scenarios and implemented protection methods for daily routines, special events as well as exigent circumstances. During his time with the Embassy, Yaniv achieved 1,250 days without any major security incidents and initiated new security and emergency processes, policies and equipment upgrades.

A man who wears more than one hat, he is also the Managing Director; Owner and Founder of Lorin Pte Ltd, a provider of civil security-related solutions with a focus on security master planning and training for law enforcement. With his vast experience, Yaniv was given the opportunity to take the leading role in counter-terrorism consultation for an installation that was attacked by the Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist group in Mumbai in 2008.

Apart from being the Programme Director of the Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP), a credential programme which provides the demonstrable proof of knowledge and expertise in terrorism prevention, Yaniv is also the Founder and Operational Director of The Counter Terrorist Magazine – Asia Pacific Edition where he shares his insights and best practices for the industry. 


Mr Danny Chan
Regional Director, Asia Pacific, 
Global Safety & Security, Global Risk Management,
Marriot International, Inc.

Upon leaving the Army as a Captain with the Singapore Special Forces, Danny proceeded to develop, advise and train numerous law enforcement agencies and military tactical units around the world with Britam Defence before serving Fortune 500 companies and government clients with Olive Group in austere environments on four continents. Danny was then Director of Global Risk Assessments at iJET International Inc. which provided operational intelligence to 650 of the Fortune 2000 companies and numerous government agencies. At iJET International Inc., Danny also negotiated with pirates and kidnappers. Danny is now the Regional Director, Global Safety and Security at Marriott International Inc. where he handled among many cases, the Marriott Islamabad bombing in 2008, the Jakarta 2009 twin bombings and most recently the rocket attacks by Palestine into Israel.

Danny has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (Finance). He also attended the Strategic Leadership Programme at Oxford University and the ISMA Leadership Programme at Georgetown University. Danny is Executive Fellow at the Essex Business School, University of Essex where he is pursuing his Doctorate and a lecturer with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University.

Danny is an Associate Member of the Business Continuity Institute, a Certified Professional Risk Manager, a Certified Anti‐Terrorism & Counter Terrorism Specialist and an assessor with the United Nation’s International Maritime organisation. He currently sits on the Management Committees of ASIS International, Overseas Security Advisory Council, Singapore Chapter of the U.S. Department of State and helps lead the Asia Analyst Roundtable.

In his free time, Danny volunteers as an Associate Mediator and coach with Singapore Mediation Centre & Small Claims Tribunals ‐ The Subordinate Courts of Singapore and runs his micro social initiative organisation called “Making a Difference”.


Session Speakers & Master Class Presenters

Mr Joshua Thomas
President
Security Association Singapore

Joshua has been the elected President of the Security Association of Singapore, the largest security trade association in Singapore, since February 2017.
Prior to joining TwinRock Global, Joshua was a litigation lawyer at Allen and Gledhill LLP, one of Singapore’s leading law firms. Joshua's practice included commercial litigation and advice on white collar crime.

Joshua began his career in the civil service, serving as a Foreign Service Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he covered Middle East policy. He subsequently served at the Ministry of Defence, facilitating the collaboration in defence technology and procurement of technology for national and homeland security.

Joshua taught at the National University of Singapore's Department of Political Science on an adjunct basis from 2009 to 2012. He has been Chairman of The Singapore Forum on Politics and Policy, an initiative of the Department and its alumni, since 2009. His published articles which included "Islamic Banking and Finance - Regulatory Regimes in Singapore and Malaysia" in the Singapore Law Review. 

Joshua sits on the Board of Directors of Diamond Star Asia Defence Pte Ltd, the Singapore subsidiary of a US-based defence procurement firm and Pedra Holdings, a private investment and holding company.

He graduated with an honours degree in Law and Political Science from the National University of Singapore. He is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.


Dr Graham Ong-Webb
Research Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS),
Nanyang Technological University

Dr Graham Gerard Ong-Webb is a Research Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is attached to the International Political Economy Programme within the University and Military Studies Programme at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies. He also teaches Command and Staff (CSC) courses at the Singapore Armed Forces Training Institute on security policy and military strategy.

His main research interests include security issues and the political economy of the Asia Pacific; and Singapore’s national security strategy and national resilience initiatives against the threat of global terrorism.

He was the Senior Consultant, Global Client Services in Control Risks Group, Singapore, a global risk consultancy specialising in helping organisations manage political, integrity and security risks in complex and hostile environments. He has worked with clients in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines formulating risk-mitigation support for their entry into new markets in the Asia Pacific and Africa.  He was then the company’s designated ‘regional champion’ for business development and sales of online intelligence subscription services. He was Managing Editor at the Jane’s Information Group (now Jane’s by IHS Markit), one of the world’s most trusted providers of open-source intelligence and deep market insights for aerospace, defence and security where he led and managed the production of the fourth edition of the IHS Jane’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Handbook. 

Dr Graham has published in the Journal of Strategic Studies, Journal of International Studies, Indo-Pacific Strategic Review, Jane’s Intelligence Review, and World Defence Systems.  His commentaries on global and regional security issues have appeared in The Straits Times, The Nation, The Jakarta Post, The World Today (Chatham House, London), and The Diplomat.


Mr Kerran Campbell
Director
CCD-Alliance Security Consultants

Kerran Campbell was Managing Director for 15 years, and then Chairman for 5 years with CCD Australia, a multi-disciplinary consulting practice   with offices based in Perth, Melbourne, Jakarta, Dubai and Singapore.  CCD Australia merged with SKM in November 2004, and Kerran was then a Principal of SKM and Global Technical Director Security for SKM until his retirement from practice in late 2006.

In December 2006, he took the post of an Associate Professor of security science at ECU, working part-time, as well as commenced his own practice of CCD-Alliance specialising in high-level security consulting. In June 2006, he worked with ECU Dubai lecturing in Aviation Security.

Kerran has professional qualifications as an Electrical and Building Services Engineer and received international recognition for his work in the area of professional security. He has carried out commissions with the public and private sectors in all the states of Australia and numerous countries overseas, including Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, India, Sri Lanka, China, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and the UAE.

Since 1976, he has practiced in the field of      professional security consulting specialising in the facility design of high security infrastructure and facilities. These facilities include custodial institutions consulting, aviation security and facility anti-terrorism design and since that time, he has been continuously involved in many high security projects.

Kerran relocated to the UAE from 2002 to 2005, and was responsible for the security and anti-terrorism design including blast for many of the signature projects there.

He carried out extensive investigation into the Oklahoma bombing, and has presented over 70 papers at the national and international conferences in the design of facility and infrastructure security.  In addition, he also lectured on Anti-Terrorism design and application at the Edith Cowan University.


Mr Benjamin Ang
Senior Fellow/Coordinator, Cyber Programme,
Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS),
S. Rajaratnam School for International Studies (RSIS) 

Benjamin Ang is a Senior Fellow at the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS), S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He leads the Cyber Programme of CENS, a team whose research areas include international cyber norms, cyber deterrence, cyber state governance, hybrid warfare and influence operations, cybercrime, smart city cybersecurity and governance, data privacy and cyber issues in artificial intelligence.

He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Singapore Chapter of the Internet Society, the international non-profit organization that is the trusted source of leadership on Internet policy, technology standards, and future development.

He draws on varied experiences as a litigation lawyer in one of Singapore’s largest firms, CIO in a multinational professional services firm, legal counsel in media and technology companies and as a technology consultant. His current publications and commentaries on cyber policy issues can be found at https://www.rsis.edu.sg/profile/benjamin-ang/


Moderator

Mr Kamlesh Ramchand

Kamlesh Ramchand is a vibrant change agent with rich experience and success in directing core management activities, backed by leadership positions held with the Singapore Police Force, and various private organisations.

He has established himself as a natural leader, with the ability to drive bottom line accountability and sustain business growth in a constantly changing, fast-paced environment. Through the years, Kamlesh has developed proficiency in leading people at all professional levels, improving team capabilities, and developing strategic action plans.

Kamlesh holds internationally recognised certifications in Adult Learning, Physical Security, Business Continuity Management as well Project Management.

He prides himself on continuous learning and an unquenchable desire to keep trying new experiences and setting new goals.