Christopher (Chris) Martin is responsible for Access Partnership’s offices and operations across Asia and the US. With over 15 years of experience in international business and policy, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge across various technology policies including cybersecurity, data protection, cross- border data flows, online content, Internet governance, spectrum and trade. He leads a team of staff with expertise on China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia and North America, and language capabilities in Bahasa, Hindi, Korean, Malay, and Mandarin.
Chris serves as the secretariat lead for the Cybersecurity Coalition for APAC (CCAPAC). In this role, he has lobbied governments across Asia on
cybersecurity and crafted knowledge products on issues ranging from cybersecurity norms to CERTs. He regularly speaks on cybersecurity, including invitations to present at regional meetings like the APT Cybersecurity Forum, the Singapore-US Cybersecurity Training Assistance Program for ASEAN, and panels on related issues like quantum encryption.
Chris previously worked for five years at the United States Council for International Business, where he managed ICT policy and coordinated development of global self-regulatory standards, and advanced stakeholder positions in various national and multilateral government bodies. He also served two years as the large-business representative on ICANN’s Nominating Committee, and supported ICANN’s mission to ensure the security, stability and resiliency of the Internet’s global identifier system, including the development of industry views on key cyber issues like Domain Name System Security Extensions.