Boon Hui Khoo to join as advisor for Arqit Quantum Inc. (“Arqit”), a leader in quantum encryption technology.
An internationally-regarded expert in law enforcement and cybersecurity, Boon Hui has led a highly distinguished and decorated career fighting crime for over 40 years. He previously served as Senior Deputy Secretary of Singapore’s Home Affairs Ministry, as the Police Commissioner of Singapore from 1997 to 2010, and as President of INTERPOL from 2008 to 2012. He has chaired major international fora, including three of the very first US-Singapore homeland security dialogues, and the biennial Milipol APAC security conference.
He remains active in INTERPOL, chairing its Governance Working group, and holds advisory and board positions across the financial services, fintech, healthcare, security, cybersecurity, and philanthropy sectors. He was a Commissioner on the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, remains a board member of the Global Cyber Alliance and an advisor to the CyberPeace Institute.
In recognition of his contributions to public service and safety, Boon Hui has been decorated with high national honours from Singapore, Australia, Brunei, France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Vatican. He is also a Senior Fellow of Singapore’s Civil Service College, an Honorary Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford, and a Justice of Peace. Boon Hui was educated in Oxford, Harvard, and Wharton, and is married with two children.
Arqit Founder, Chairman and CEO David Williams, said: “We are thrilled to have Boon Hui join the Arqit advisory team. He brings an immense wealth of experience and specialist insight into global cyber security as well as high status in the Singapore market which will be invaluable as we execute our vision to deliver stronger, simpler encryption to the world.”
Boon Hui Khoo added: “Joining Arqit’s world-class team of quantum tech experts is an incredible honour and I look forward to working with them. We share a great optimism about Arqit’s offering and the progress they have already made towards driving critical conversations around cybersecurity imperatives on a global stage.”
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