Director Shenzhen Office
Thomas Zhang is the Group IT Director at Dezan Shira & Associates, based in the Shenzhen office. Besides leading the IT & IS team to provide a stable & efficient IT infrastructure and customized application systems for supporting the business operations across Dezan Shira’s network of offices worldwide, Thomas is also focusing on providing IT services to the firm’s clients to further enhance the contribution we make to their success.
Thomas has been working in the IT industry for 14 years and has rich experience on IT advisory, information security & compliance, cloud, IT infrastructure design & implementation, system administration, internal process / procedure control, and other IT related fields. Thomas has been focusing on compliance and information security in recent years to help clients deal with the challenges caused by complex compliance requirements when doing business in China and across Asia.
Prior to joining Dezan Shira & Associates in 2013, Thomas worked as an information security consultant before taking a position as an IT Manager in a multi-national company for 9 years.
Thomas holds a diploma in English and a bachelor in Computer Networks, and has completed a MBA degree at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Thomas is a member of ISACA and has held a CISA (Certified Information System Auditor) certificate for many years. He is also a member of ISC2 with CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional) and CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional) certificates. Besides recently obtained IAPP CIPT (Certified Information Privacy Technologist), EXIN ISO (Information Security Officer), EXIN DPO (Data Protection Officer) and ISACA CDPSE (Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer) certificates which are all focused on the privacy and compliance area, Thomas also holds various other IT professional qualifications including Microsoft 365 Security Administration, CCNP, MCSE, and MCDBA.