AGES is established in 2004 as a gathering of experts in the smart card industry and professionals from various related fields, members of AGES include leading specialists in payment systems security, IT security, contract management, systems development, project management as well as value added services like business development.

AGES recognises the increased potential security threats from business dependencies on technologies especially in payment and mobile security controls where market conditions and needs vary widely. AGES aims to play an important role in the market in addressing such security threats especially in building a more secure platform for these industries.

Introduction

With the increasing challenges for security compliance in this fast growing and competitive payment industry, AGES see the gap in meeting the changing demands of this industry. Consultants in AGES are equipped to provide support to vendors and bring solutions through our modularised solution services packages.

One Stop Solution

AGES offers to our partners and customers a one stop solution to their new needs. Through concept design and feasibility, valuation of business models, business cases and partnering models, to be organized and complemented by professional project management.

Established in 2004, AGES aims to gather a team of experts in the smart card industry and professionals from various related fields. These include specialists in payment systems security, IT security, contract management, systems development, project management, and business development.

AGES is at the moment one of the two companies globally that can perform combined Payment Card Industry (PCI) Card Production (CP) security assessments for MasterCard, VISA and AMEX, and UnionPay security audits. The only Asian owned company accredited by MasterCard GVCP, VISA AVP, American Express, UnionPay International (China UnionPay – CUP) and is also a PCI DSS Qualified Security Assessor (QSA). AGES services are provided globally.

Continuous Quality Improvement

AGES is dedicated to delivering the highest quality solutions.  Feedback from clients and potential clients is vital to our continuous improvement process.  At the end of your decision-making process, we would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your views on the quality of our performance and obtain suggestions for improvement.

Management

Mr. Abraham KEE

FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN, PRINCIPAL AUDITOR 

 

Since 2005, Abraham has founded AGES Systems Gelderfarenit Pte Ltd (AGES), a company setup with business focus on security audits, IT security, security training, project management and other security certifications services.

Abraham has held senior positions in Gemplus (now Gemalto) and Giesecke & Devrient, some of the leading industry players in the field of smartcards and financial cards production and processing.

Abraham had also been involved in various significant projects ranging from banking, transport ID, passports and other government projects.  This includes special focus projects like production and processing card plant setup, complex card applications, security certifications and high-end security systems.

Abraham specializes in the field of EMV and smartcard technologies, focusing on the security management and implementation since year 2002.  In total, Abraham has more than 20 years of working experiences in the information technology, smartcard applications, EMV technologies, and security compliance industry.  His area of specialization includes cryptographic methods, algorithms, key management and implementations.  He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).

With the extensive information security background, EMV technologies experience and security knowledge of card plant setups, Abraham has since performed more than 200 physical and/or logical security audits.

Ms. Emily Ng

GENERAL MANAGER, GLOBAL

Emily is the global general manager of AGES based in Singapore.  She has held positions across auditing, business development, operations management since joining the firm in 2007.  Currently Emily is responsible for the global operations in meeting strategic goals for the divisions by aligning operational policies and financial budgets.

Emily has a broad range of experience in database engineering, ERP systems, sales and in roles leading transformation and organisational change.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems & Computer Science and is also a certified SAP HR Functional Consultant in year 2002.

Legal COUNSEL

Mr. Gregory Ong

LEGAL, IP MANAGEMENT

Gregory is an expert advisor for all legal issues and Intellectual Property Rights requirements.  e.g. Application for patents, contract management and more.  He is a lawyer with at least 22 years of experience and has worked for top notch firms like Allen & Gledhill.

Consultant Auditors

Mr. Trevor Tan

DEPUTY HEAD, CYBER SECURITY

Trevor specializes in EMV and smartcard processes, network infrastructure security, physical security, and penetration testing.  Having more than 8 years of working experience, he has administered networks and its various components, implemented systems, conducted vulnerability scans and penetration tests, as well as led in numerous security compliance. 

Trevor is the Deputy Head of the Cybersecurity business unit in AGES, managing the portfolio of cybersecurity services such as information security consulting, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing.  He holds certifications in the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).

Mr. ANDY Wu

GENERAL MANAGER, CHINA

Andy specializes in the field of EMV and smart card technologies, focusing on the security management and implementation of since year 2005.  In total, Andy has more than 17 years of working experiences in the information technology, information system solutions, IT infrastructure, smart card applications, EMV technologies, and security compliance industry.

Andy has held senior positions in Giesecke & Devrient and JingKing Technology Holdings, some of the key industry players in the field of smart cards and financial cards production and processing.  Andy had also been involved in various significant projects ranging from telco operators, banking and transport projects.  This includes special focus projects like production and processing card plant setup, complex card applications, security certifications and high end security systems.  As a team and department leader, Andy also managed IT department, risk management department and a whole production plant for those employers.

Since 2015, Andy has become an individual consultant and auditor of AGES Systems Gelderfarenit Pte Ltd (AGES), a company setup with business focus on security audits, IT security, security training, project management and other security certification services.

Auditors

AGES is comprised of an experienced team of auditors and senior auditors to support your assessment needs.  Our auditors are cybersecurity experts from various industries.  As a assurance if quality, most of AGES auditors hold Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) qualifications. 

ADvisory

Mr. simon tay

TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Simon specializes in the field of information system processes, project management, business processes and business intelligence since year 1999.  Having more than 20 years of working experience as a senior consultant, Simon had conducted SAP Enterprise Resource Planning consultation and project management for startup SMEs to Fortune 500 MNCs.  Simon had conducted consultation and project management over multiple industry ranging from financial sector to public service sector.  Simon has vast experience in business analytics and architecture design of enterprise resource planning system.  Previously, as a Senior Manager, Simon had managed a team of professional consultant and had successfully delivered integrated solutions services within project time frame. 

Simon is the Technical Advisor in AGES Systems Gelderfarenit Ptd Ltd (AGES).  Simon is currently holding the certification of Certified Technical Consultant, Certified OS/DB Migration Consultant and Certified Solution Consultant – Business Intelligence. 

DR. THOMAS ANTHONY

SUSTAINABILITY ADVISOR

Thomas specializes in the field of mechanical engineer and project specialists with over 20 years of knowledge and experience. An expertise in delivering sustainable and low-energy design project portfolios across the Asia Pacific region such as Data Centers, Financial Institutions, Medical Facilities including Commercial Residential Building and Manufacturing Plant.

Thomas, who graduated from the University of Atlantic, USA with a PhD in Doctor of Philosophy, is currently holding the certification of Project Manager (PHP), Prince 2 practitioner, registered Chartered Engineer, registered International Professional engineer, NEBB trained, Green Mark Accredited Professional (GMAP) with BCA, a LEED, AP from USGBC. 

MR. JARED CHNG

FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Jared specializes in the field of finance, a formerly Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Engie Group covering a global reference in low carbon energy and services. He holds a certification in CFO. Having over 15 years of experience, Jared is an expert in controllership, operations, investment evaluation and corporate finance in the country and regional roles and managing finance teams accross sectors such as Energy Infrastructure, Real Estate and the Singapore Public Service. 

Jared had also been involved as a consultant in various significant project roles such as sustainable financing, portfolio management and organization restructuring, accounting, business support, financial planning and analysis, treasury, and tax functions across Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines region. 


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