Cybersecurity Committee Co-Chair

Field Chief Security Officer, Asia Pacific, Palo Alto Networks

Kevin O’Leary is field chief security officer for Asia Pacific at Palo Alto Networks. In this role, Kevin O’Leary is responsible for developing thought leadership, threat intelligence and security best practices, for the public and private sector across Asia Pacific.

A senior IT security professional with over 20 years of experience, Kevin has held a variety of management, engineering and advisory roles in public institutions, private companies and large multinationals across Asia Pacific and Europe. Having worked both as a chief security officer and principal engineer during his career, he has an excellent understanding of business needs and technical solutions across a range of business verticals (ICT, Pharma, Finance, Aviation and Manufacturing in particular).

Before joining Palo Alto Networks as the field chief security officer in Asia Pacific, Kevin served as the vice president and chief information security officer, GE China and GGO. In this role, Kevin advised the global and local leadership on Security and Risk aligned to business strategy within China and other growth regions globally. Prior to joining GE, Kevin served as Asia Pacific & Japan CISO and Information Risk Management (IRM) leader for HP Enterprise Security Services between 2014 and 2015.

Kevin is a keen history buff and traveler and has enjoyed the opportunity to explore and discover the various countries and cultures in the Asia Pacific region.