Jonathan Symes

CitiBank - Asia Pacific Head of the Cyber Security Fusion Center, APAC, CitiBank

Jonathan was appointed Head of the Cyber Security Fusion Center APAC in 2016 to assist in the further development of the Citi Cyber Security Intelligence Led Threat Defense Program. Jonathan brings to bear over 30 years of experience in Global Threat Intelligence, Cyber Security and Technology. Jonathan’s first fifteen years were spent working within the British and Australian Army in Intelligence, Surveillance and Counter Terrorism. This was alongside selected Government Agencies in countering Terrorist, Criminal and Nation State adversaries. Jonathan has served Operationally in Northern Ireland, Central America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He also served on Humanitarian missions supporting the United Nations in times of need Globally assisting in building communications centers.

The second part of Jonathan’s career has been spent working across a plethora of MNC Industries in delivering ICT Solutions to secure their assets and intellectual property. These industries ranging from Telecom Corporations, Oil & Gas, Mining, Government and Banking delivering Information Security solutions Globally. Jonathan’s last two positions were with Cyber Response in Bank Of America and CISO for Avaloq Wealth Management Software.

Jonathan graduated from Military College as a Signals Officer in the early 1980s, is a certified PMP projects professional and recently completed his Advanced Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security at Singapore Polytechnic. His wife hails from Singapore whereby they are kept busy with four children.