Mark William Despi

Mark is the current Head of Information Security – Asia (Asia CISO) for Sun Life Financial.


He manages a team handling Security Governance, Security Assessments, Identity and Access Management, and Internal Penetration Testing for Sun Life Financial Asia (PH, HK, ID, VN, MY).


Along with the Global CISO based in Canada, he works to develop policies to improve the cyber security posture of Sun Life. With the help of the regional and local teams, he also designs and builds solutions to enforce said policies.


He was previously a Director for Advisory in the Cybersecurity unit of Ernst and Young, via their local partner firm SGV & Co., and has also held management positions in RCBC and Trend Micro.


He holds EC-Council CCISO (Certified CISO) and VCP (VMWare Certified Professional) certifications