Mel Migriño Joins Whoscall to Lead Scam-Free Pilipinas Initiative

Gogolook, developer of Whoscall, has recently added to its roster of impressive leaders with the appointment of Mel Migriño as Southeast Asia Regional Director for Information Security and Regulatory Alliance and Philippines Country Representative. In this role, Migriño will be responsible for leading Gogolook’s efforts to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the region, including government agencies, regulators, and industry associations to strengthen the capabilities of the company in providing industry-leading services. She will also be responsible for developing and executing Gogolook’s information security and regulatory strategy. As Gogolook’s Country Representative, she will work hand in hand with the teams in developing partnerships and design and execute strategies for Whoscall’s expansion in both private and public sectors in making the Scam Free Pilipinas campaign more visible and impactful.
Mel Migrino joins Gogolook

“We are excited to welcome Mel to the Gogolook team,” said Jeff Kuo, CEO of Gogolook. “Mel is a highly respected and experienced information security leader with a deep understanding of the regulatory landscape in Southeast Asia. She is a valuable asset to our team and will play a key role in helping us to grow our business in the region, while bringing our anti-fraud solutions to the next level.”

With over 20 years of experience in Southeast Asia cybersecurity, Mel Migriño has held leadership roles in diverse industries. Her achievements include multiple international cybersecurity awards, such as Top 1 CSO30 ASEAN and Hong Kong,  Security Leader of the Year by Women in IT Awards and a CIO100 Awardee by Foundry (formerly IDG). She’s also been acknowledged as a global cybersecurity influencer by IFSEC Global and as the foremost female representative in network cybersecurity by The Cyber Express. Furthermore, Mel Migriño has long been an advocate for the rights and development of women and actively promoting gender equality in the cybersecurity industry. She serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Women in Security Alliance Philippines (WiSAP) and Philippines CIO Association and an Executive Committee member of the ASEAN CIO Association.

Migriño will be based in Manila, which further grows the company’s global talent profile and secures the presence of the Gogolook in the country as they introduce caller-ID Whoscall in the Philippines. “I am greatly looking forward to joining Gogolook during this exciting and pivotal time in the company’s growth,” said Migriño. “With the core value of “Build for Trust,” Gogolook is committed to creating various anti-fraud solutions, aiming to establish a fraud-free environment worldwide. Their flagship product, Whoscall, has garnered the affection of users from multiple countries, accumulating over 100 million downloads globally. It has also been selected for designated anti-fraud collaborations by government entities in countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, and Japan, which attests to its technological leadership. As fraud continues to infiltrate the Philippines, I am delighted that they are willing to invest and provide assistance. I also look forward to the participation of the Filipino community in our initiatives, such as the #ScamFreePilipinas campaign. We welcome collaboration from the government and businesses alike to join forces in combating fraud.”

About Mel Migriño

Mel Migriño is a highly respected and experienced information security leader with a deep understanding on the digital risks  and regulatory landscape in Southeast Asia.
Migriño has over 20 years of experience in information security, risk management  and business development having worked with various companies in different industries such as Energy and Power, Telecommunications, Fintech, Banking, Technology, Risk Consulting and Shared Services.

About Gogolook
Gogolook is a leading TrustTech company established in 2012. With “Build for Trust” as its core value, it aims to create an AI- and data-driven global anti-fraud network as well as Risk Management as a Service. From multi-communication to fintech, SaaS and Web3, Gogolook creates trustworthy empowerment with the use of technology in various fields. A founding member of the Global Anti-Scam Alliance (GASA), Gogolook has also teamed up with a number of institutes such as the Taiwan National Police Agency Criminal Investigation Bureau, the Financial Supervisory Service of South Korea, Thai Police Cyber Taskforce, the Fukuoka city government, and the Malaysia police and state government to fight fraud and ultimately, to build a trustworthy communication network with the largest number database in East Asia and Southeast Asia.

About Whoscall
With over 100 million downloads and more than 2.6 billion numbers in its database, Whoscall provides users with unknown number identification, a spam number blacklist, suspicious message filtering and URL scanning.

The Whoscall team is dedicated to developing fraud prevention technology, utilizing AI technology, and analyzing scam groups. Equipped with this technology, Whoscall is able to display suspicious calls on the screens of users and provide ample warning for malicious calls such as scams, sales, and spam. At the same time, Whoscall is also able to remind users not to miss important calls.

The service originated in Taiwan and expanded to include Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Brazil, Malaysia, and most recently, the Philippines with its call for a #ScamFreePilipinas. Whoscall boasts the largest database in East Asia and Southeast Asia. Download Whoscall so that you can stay protected!