About the Series
This Conversation Series shines a spotlight on the real-life experiences of three individuals who had unique confrontations with terrorism and political violence and, in doing so, overcame considerable challenges in managing the specific terror incidents they encountered. They will share their experiences and perspectives, some of which are not known public information. Through conversations with them, the audience will gain critical lessons and insights into how issues relevant to counter-terrorism can be managed from the experiences of those who have weathered their own “storms”.
Mr Eddie How Yan Chin is currently the Global Assurance Lead for British Petroleum’s (BP) Intelligence, Security & Crisis (ISC) function, which deals with high risk security issues for the company. BP is now known as an Integrated Energy Company (IEC) and no longer an Oil & Gas Company (IOC). Prior to his current role, he was the Regional Security Advisor for Asia Pacific. He joined BP in 2013. Prior to that, he was the Regional Head – Integrity Compliance Office – Legal of NetApp Inc. Eddie had also spent 10 years with Shell Eastern Petroleum PL as the Regional Security Advisor (Asia Pacific) – Shell Corporate Affairs and Regional Head of Business Integrity (APME) – Shell Internal Audit. In addition, he was the Regional Security Manager (Asia Pacific) of Sun Microsystems Inc. when he first transited to the private sector.
Eddie has cultivated extensive security practitioner experience over the years from working on security issues dealing with sensitive company assets in troubled regions worldwide. His field experiences as a Singaporean working in such regions have produced unique insights for those researching terrorism and working on security risk assessments. Besides learning points from his field experiences, his talk will also touch on essential risk indicators that can only come about through networking and conversations with trusted stakeholders and lessons on how this can be nurtured.
Eddie is an accredited Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) and volunteers his time with the Singapore State Courts in dispute resolution issues.