Regional Business Development
M.Phil, Social and Political Sciences
University of Cambridge, UK, 2004
A.L.B., Harvard University, USA, 2000
A.S., Quincy College, USA, 1998
Isa is a technology policy consultant. He has expertise in the following areas: copyright, digital entertainment standards, telecommunications policy, e-payments and fintech, media policy and data-protection. He taught Infocommunications Policy at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Creative Enterprise, Marketing and Management at Republic Polytechnic, and Media Ethics at Curtin University.
Isa’s professional life began in representing Singapore at the ASEAN policy negotiations. In 2003 he was recruited by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to serve in Malaysia as its Specialist in technology and policy. At the United Nations, Isa managed R&D grants and promoted open source software to increase Internet access in Asia Pacific. Isa held the position of Director of Technology Initiatives at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) from 2006 to 2009. At the MPAA, Isa was instrumental in the formation of the Centre for Content Promotion, which is a consortium of digital media companies dedicated to the secure delivery of movies and TV. Isa led the CCP as its Managing Director (and regional technology lobbyist) from 2009 to 2016. At the CCP he facilitated technical partnerships between Internet providers, device manufacturers, telcos, data centres, chip designers and software developers in Asia Pacific. In recent consulting work Isa reviewed e-payment and FinTech policy in the Asia region, particularly in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
Isa is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID), and the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS).
In his free time, he enjoys composing and recording music.