RODNEY J. JOHNSON, PRESIDENT
Mr. Johnson has spent most of his work life in Asia. Working in both the IT and the security sectors, he has been based in Korea and Singapore, while running companies with direct operations in Korea, China, Singapore, and India. He has coordinated partnerships and conducted business throughout Asia for Erudite Risk’s multinational clients.
Mr. Johnson is former country manager of a Korean subsidiary of a Silicon Valley operating systems start-up acquired by Samsung SDS, Korea’s largest systems integration company. Following that, he served as the chief operating officer of the new Samsung SDS–affiliated company that resulted from the acquisition.
Mr. Johnson is also a former technology analyst, reporting on Asian technology issues, and served as an intelligence analyst in the US Army. Mr. Johnson speaks English, Korean, and Chinese (Mandarin). He has a BA in economics and mathematics and an MBA from the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management.
He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), a Certified Anti–Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and a certified Antiterrorism Officer (ATO). He is a graduate of the Executive Protection Program at the Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving.
Mr. Johnson currently serves as co-chair of the Small-Medium Enterprises Committee and is former co-chair of the Information Technology and Telecommunications Committee in the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AMCHAM Korea).
CHUNG JAE KYU, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Mr. Chung is former operations manager in charge of all operations for a global security and investigations firm in Seoul. During his tenure there, he led operations teams in handling and solving virtually every type of security issue faced by multinationals in Korea.
Mr. Chung is also a former president and the founder of Intellectual Property Solutions Korea, an IPR-focused consultancy that handled IP rights issues for global clients from industries as diverse as fashion, pharmaceuticals, and media. Mr. Chung merged IPS Korea with a complimentary IPR/security firm focused on the Korean domestic market and stayed on to run the combined operations until joining Prescient Consulting, where he served as managing director of the Korea office. He is currently the director of the Korean Intellectual Property Protection Association. Mr. Chung speaks Korean, English, and Russian.
PRAVEEN NAIR, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Mr. Praveen Nair is a former government official of India who, during his tenure, worked in various capacities for different government departments, handling sensitive matters, including security and logistics.
He is former director of Sea Cross Overseas Limited, a leading India-based concern involved in the global trade of various products, including pharmaceuticals, metals, chemicals, and commodities. He has acquired a wealth of experience in Indian intellectual property rights while interacting with various industries in India.