Thien La Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
Thien La received his Bachelor of Applied Science Degree from the University of Toronto Engineering program.
La joined Wellmark in 2016. As the company's vice president and chief information security officer, La is responsible for integrating security with the business, managing information risks strategically, and continuing to work toward a culture of shared cyber risk ownership across the enterprise. Information security includes measuring an organization's process maturity, and ensuring information stays safe as Wellmark considers new technology models.
La was formerly senior vice president, business information security officer for Global Banking and Markets where he headed a global information security team supporting more than 50,000 users globally. Previously, La served at SunGard Data Systems as vice president, global head of application risk management and business continuity. He also spent more than 10 years at Goldman Sachs as a vice president in technology risk where he held various leadership positions in cybersecurity and risk management.
La currently serves as chair of the NH-ISAC cyber education committee and is an active member of the Amazon Web Services CISO advisory council. He was also a board member of the NH-SAC, chair of the FS-ISAC application security product group, and a member of the Financial Services Cybersecurity Roundtable led by the U.S. Treasury Department.