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 cyber security and risk management.
He was also the 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.
Thien La received his Bachelor of Applied Science Degree from the University of Toronto Engineering program.