Industry veteran and Ensign founding team member Tammie Tham takes over from interim CEO Yeoh Keat Chuan to continue business expansion
Ensign InfoSecurity (Ensign), one of Asia Pacific’s largest pure-play cybersecurity firms, announced that it has appointed 19-year cybersecurity and IT industry veteran and founding member of the Ensign team Tammie Tham as chief executive officer to lead the company in its next phase of growth.
Tham takes over from Yeoh Keat Chuan, outgoing interim CEO, who remains on Ensign’s board of directors.
Tham was, until now, Ensign’s executive vice president for Enterprise and Services Group, where she oversaw and managed Ensign’s enterprise business portfolio. This portfolio comprises bespoke cybersecurity services that include professional services, designing and building of enterprise-wide cybersecurity solutions, and managed security services.
Before joining Ensign, she was the CEO and founder of cybersecurity systems integrator Accel Systems & Technologies and also held senior leadership roles at BT Frontline, IBM and Netrust.
Tham’s appointment comes as Ensign recently officially launched its global headquarters in Singapore and established a new security operations center. This facility is powered by a proprietary Cyber Threat Detection & Analytics engine that provides Singapore-centric cyber threat intelligence to better protect public and private organizations in Singapore and across the Asia Pacific.
“I’m honored to lead one of Singapore’s most dynamic and homegrown cybersecurity firm,” Tham said. “In the past year, we have consolidated different leading firms into an integrated end-to-end cybersecurity provider offering consulting, implementation and managed services underpinned by our own R&D. Such integrations are never easy and I would like to thank our chair and CEO for creating the right environment for success through their leadership, resilience, and guidance. I’m looking forward to leading Ensign on to the next phase of its journey, where we are able to cross-leverage our strengths and scale to provide holistic and leading-edge services to our customers. I’m also excited by the platform that we will now be able to provide to transform our workforce as well as groom the next generation of cybersecurity talent in Singapore.”
“Tammie has been working closely with the executive team since Ensign was founded and she thoroughly understands the company’s purpose and capabilities,” said Lee Fook Sun, chair of Ensign. “I have no doubt that her astute business acumen, strong cybersecurity expertise, and proven leadership skills will sharpen Ensign’s capabilities and strengthen our partnerships and business relations with stakeholders.”
Ensign was established to provide world-class cybersecurity capabilities to protect organizations in a digital world. I know of no one better than Tammie to take the company forward to become a leading cybersecurity player in Singapore and the Asia Pacific,” said Keat Chuan.