Mr. Andrin Raj is the SEA Regional Director for the International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals-Centre for Security Studies and a certified counter terrorism practitioner. He is also a founding member and assisted in the setting up of the IACSP offices in the SEA Region. He also serves as the Deputy Head of the Defense & Security Committee of the European Union Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is the representative of the EUMCCI Security Dialogue Session for foreign Chambers under the Government Transformation Program in the Prime Minister's Department. Previously, he was a columnist for The Malay Mail. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Louisville, Kentucky, an M.A. degree in Strategic & Defense Studies from the University of Malaya in Malaysia, and is currently a Phd candidate at the National Defence University of Malaysia. He is also a certified trainer by the Ministry of Human Resources, Human Resource Development Program (HRDF) Ministry of Human Resource and a certified and appointed National Service Trainer for the Ministry of Defence Malaysia. His area of focus is in Political Violence & Terrorism, Non-Traditional Security, Strategic Studies, Military and Defense Studies, Political and International Relations. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Japan Institute for International Affairs 2008-09 and an Asean Scholar for the program. His work on Japan’s maritime security in Southeast Asia has been published by the JIIA. He is an Adviser to the International Advisory Board as a member to the Research Institute for European and America Studies based in Greece. He also lectures at the Institute of Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia on Strategic Studies, Terrorism and Crisis Management as a Visiting Lecturer and has taught at the Monash University Malaysia Campus on International Relations.