Mr Rama Tiwari, Chief Executive, Singapore Academy Law
Mr Tiwari read law at Queen Mary University of London and holds an MSc in Information Technology. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of Singapore’s Supreme Court in 1999, after which he joined private practice, specialising in IT and intellectual property issues. Mr Tiwari brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the private sector, where he held senior positions as vice-president in a bank and as a global sales lead for a US technology company. He also served as legal counsel for the latter.
He joined SAL in July 2019 as its Chief Digital Officer and was tasked to lead its digital transformation. He is also the Executive Director of SAL Ventures, a subsidiary responsible for the development of a legal tech ecosystem.
Mr Terry D. Thornley, Secretary, ACC Singapore, General Counsel, APAC, Spencer Stuart
Terry is a values-driven, proactive, and business focused U.S.-qualified lawyer. Currently, he is Spencer Stuart's General Counsel, APAC where he leads a team of lawyers covering the region. In addition, he is a CIPP/A and CIPM certified Data Protection Officer and Legal Compliance Officer for Spencer Stuart where he develops and implement global and regional data protection and compliance programs.
Francis Goh, Partner , Head, International Arbitration & Private Client Advisory, Harry Elias Partnership LLP
Francis with more than 30 years of dispute resolution experience believes that with proper advice, parties can manage disputes and do business with confidence. His practice covers a broad spectrum including advising listed companies and multinational corporations on their legal processes and risk management as well as representing clients in the Singapore Courts, International Arbitration and Mediation.
Francis has acted in international arbitrations under the SIAC, HKIAC, ICC and LMAA. In foreign courts, he has provided specialist views on aspects of Singapore law. An early adopter of mediation, both as counsel and as mediator, Francis understands how to use the mediation process to help parties negotiate win-win commercial outcomes for their disputes.
K. K. Lim, Of Counsel, Head, Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection, Private Client Advisory, Harry Elias Partnership LLP
KK heads the firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group. He has more than 25 years of experience in technology advisory and commercial matters, with a focus in representing clients and advising matters involving privacy and data protection, cybersecurity, mobile security, audit, and compliance advisory. He is an alumnus of the University of Texas, at Austin, Monash Law School, Australia, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, Wealth Management Institute (NTU) and a Certified Information Security Manager.
He was the Chairman of the Cybersecurity and Data Protection Committee of the Law Society of Singapore (2017 to 2019), an Adjunct Faculty member of The Institute of Systems Science (NUS) and Singapore Institute of Technology, and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) (UK) and Assistant Secretary of CMI Singapore Chapter (2020). He is also a director in a trust company.