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Rich Data Co appoints Dr. Kevin Tham as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

By Gloria Mathias

January 30, 2024

  • AI lending
  • APAC Fintech
  • australia fintech
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Rich Data Co, AI Lending, Lending Decisioning Platform, Funding, Australia Fintech, Westpac, nCino, Banking, Credit Access, North America, APAC Fintech, Kevin, Fintech news Australia, Banking Loans, Lending Solutions, Rich Data Co. (RDC), an AI decision-making platform that helps banks make high-quality lending decisions, has appointed information security veteran Dr. Kevin Tham as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

He has dedicated most of the past decade to establishing high banking security standards at financial services companies, including Westpac Group, Tyro Group, and FinTech startup Avenue Bank.

Most recently, Kevin was CISO at a purpose-driven FinTech etika, where his role encompassed various cyber security and risk management aspects, including cyber compliance and regulatory requirements. He is currently a committee member at CISO Tribe, a professional community led by CISOs.

In his newly appointed role, Kevin will be responsible for overseeing RDC’s cyber security risk and building resilience capability, implementing the RDC cyber security strategy and roadmap, uplifting the Information Security Management System (ISMS), and improving overall risk posture.

Ada Guan, CEO, and co-founder of Rich Data Co. said, “Following a record 12 months of growth at Rich Data Co, we are energised to continue expanding in Australia, New Zealand, and North America and growing our industry-leading position in the AI decisioning space. We are at a critical time in our business where the next 6–12 months will see us hit new milestones and forge more partnerships with banks. Ensuring RDC holds a high ISMS standard and has the strongest expert team in place is vital.”

“Kevin’s expertise across banking security and interest in FinTech security innovation will enable us to continue to build our platform successfully and responsibly as a force for good. We are proud to be an AI decisioning platform banks trust that can provide them with high-security standards, and Kevin will play a key role in RDC’s continued commitment to information security.”

Dr Kevin Tham, CISO at Rich Data Co., shared, “It’s an exciting time to join RDC during this growth stage. The team has done an excellent job creating a truly world-class AI decisioning platform, and security has been and will continue to be a focus. I am very happy to be part of the RDC team delivering this to the market.”

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