Brunei Darussalam Councilor
Wallace H.A. Koh is currently an advisor to a renowned software development company, Mars Enterprise in Brunei Darussalam. He graduated in Microbiology and Computer Science for Data Management from University of Toronto back in 1981 and 1984 respectively. He has since then served 32 years with the Government of Brunei Darussalam in various departments and has held different positions.
He joined Treasury Department as a System Analyst and later headed the IT division of Brunei Telecommunications Department and introduced the Internet Services to the public back in 1995. He has actively promoting computerization activities as a President of the Brunei Computer Society in 1992-1993 and has introduced his members to the early email service and first national computer exhibtion (BITEX). He chaired IT subcommittee for 2 International events namely ASEAN SEA Games in 1999 to provide online game results on the website for 21 sport events and APEC Summit 2000 to provide entire venue with Wifi access for event information and internet access.
In 2003, he moved on to work with Authority for Info-Communication Technology Industry (AITI), a telecommunication regulatory body to promote ICT industry development. He participated actively in ASEAN Telecommunication Working group and Senior official meetings since 2005. He obtained his MBA from Universiti Brunei Darussalam in 2008 and held the position of Assistant Chief Executive.
He headed a few ASEAN projects including orgainzing ASEAN ICT Awards since 2012 and ASEAN CIO Forum since 2012 as well as acting as ASEAN CIO Counsellor for Brunei Darussalam. He represented Brunei Darussalam as an active executive committee member of Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) Alliance of 16 economies since 2007. He also participated as judge and head judge in different categories of the competitions. He also held the chairmanship of ICT Development Steering Group (DSG) of APEC Telecommunication Group (APECTEL) in 2014-2016 before retiring from the Government service.
He has received recognition for his great contribution and hard work with Excellent Work Award (PIKB, 2003) and Meritous Service (The Most Blessed Order of Setia Negara Brunei) Medal (PSB, 2011) as well as Long Service medal (PKL, 2012).