Check Point Software adds executive hires in Singapore and Thailand


Editor’s brief: With the continuing growth in the cybersecurity sector, leading cybersecurity vendor Check Point Software is adding Rebecca Lee as Singapore country manager, and Chanvith Iddhivadhana as Thailand country manager. Read more below.

SINGAPORE — Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a world-renowned provider of cyber security solutions, announced new country managers for its Check Point Singapore and Check Point Thailand branches. In order to ride the wave of growth in Southeast Asia, the company’s Asia Pacific headquarters have moved to larger premises in Singapore, and new leadership has been installed there.

Check Point Software Singapore Country Manager Rebecca Law

Rebecca Law has been appointed as country manager in Singapore, where she will oversee all sales and business strategy. Law’s most recent role was as regional manager at Vectra AI, where she oversaw regional strategy and had a say in shaping all opportunities in that area. She has been a manager in the IT industry for 20 years, most recently serving as the country manager for Forescout Technologies and Infoblox Singapore and holding senior positions at McAfee Singapore and Micro Focus International before joining Vectra AI.

“With the rapid pace of digitalisation and the hybrid work model becoming the norm in Singapore, enterprises and government are faced with new cybersecurity challenges,” says Law. “Taking a prevention-first approach is crucial when dealing with cybersecurity today, especially with the latest Check Point Research report numbers indicating a huge increase in cyberattacks within Asia, with Q3 2022 average attacks per organization of 1,332 in Singapore alone. I look forward to supporting local channel partners and clients with effective cybersecurity strategies and solutions to address these evolving threats.”

Check Point Software Thailand Country Manager Chanvith Iddhivadhana

In his new role as country manager in Thailand, Chanvith Iddhivadhana is tasked with increasing the company’s presence in the country through bolstering local operations and fostering greater engagement with customers and key stakeholders. Chanvith has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years, most recently as Regional Sales Manager at CrowdStrike Holding. Prior to that, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Symantec Thailand, IBM Thailand, Blue Coat Systems, and Fortinet Security Network Thailand.

“Enterprises in Thailand are proactively transforming business through digitalisation to stay relevant and cybersecurity is a critical component. We aim to help organisations build their cyber defense whilst supporting our channel partners in the journey. I look forward to offering our ‘prevention-first’ consolidated cybersecurity solutions that goes beyond traditional security, to protect our customers in emerging attack vectors, from email, network, and cloud to mobile and beyond,” said Chanvith.

“We would like to welcome both Rebecca and Chanvith to the Check Point Software family, who will both play key roles in our regional growth,” said Eng Guan Teong, Business Leader for ASEAN and Korea, Check Point Software. “Compared to other regions, Asia experienced the most cyberattacks in the third quarter of 2022 with an average of 1,778 weekly attacks per organization, which was an increase of 21% from last year. Having new country managers on board in Singapore and Thailand will help drive deeper security for organisations who need to prevent these attacks the most. Both managers have left extraordinarily strong marks during their prior stints, and are bringing a wealth of IT and leadership experience to our teams. They joined us at a great timing of growth and momentum in the industry, and we are looking forward to them contributing towards the continued development and success of the company.”