Meet the Future CISO100 2023 Winners
HotTopics is delighted to announce the Top 100 Future CISOs pioneering in their field, as voted for by you and chosen by our judges. Congratulations to our winners.
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HotTopics, the leading global C-suite community with over 17,000 executives worldwide, is excited to announce the winners of the prestigious Future CISO 100 2023 award, in partnership with CrowdStrike.
These Future CISOs have been selected by our distinguished panel of judges.
Future CISO 100 2023
Adam is a 20 year veteran of the Information Security industry, currently serving as the Deputy CISO at Stripe, where he is responsible for a variety of regulatory functions, oversight and governance of the implementation of security-driven programs, and security incident response. He also served as the Interim CISO, where he maintained the same duties as well as built out the red team function and our pentest program, and as a staff engineer where he was responsible for cloud security and the security and infrastructure components of M&A diligence and integration planning.
Johnson & Johnson
Vice President Information Security
Alan is an experienced leader, having worked across a range of functions. Currenlty st Johnson & Johnson where he has worked ror the last five years, he is the former Executive Director and Head of Digital Workspace Solutions, where he lead an 800 strong global product design and operations shared service organisation. He was also responsible for distributed business enablement technology including contact center, end user compute, application delivery, collaboration, social networking, mobile and asset lifecycle management ($250M).
Alejandro Espejo-Saavedra López
Alejandro Espejo-Saavedra López
Head of Information Security & Compliance
Alejandro is currently Head of Information Security in Telefonica Customer Experience (TCX). Previously Security Manager in Telefónica SA and security responsible for the Global and Corporate Applications Area and ISO27001 leader. He was also the Global Security Consultant for Mexico and Central America, IT Auditor and project engineer in several companies.
Director, Information Security and IP Protection EMEA
Alex Rowley has over 14 years experience in Information Security across numerous sectors. Originally from a financial services background he is now leading Information Security and Intellectual Property protection across the EMEA regions of the Universal Music Group, where he is responsible for leading Information, IT and Intellectual Property Security and Protection programme management across the EMEA region of Universal Music Group, encompassing record labels, artists, works, partners and corporate information, systems, people and premises.
Director Information Security - International
Ambika is a business oriented, experienced, certified Information Security and Risk Management leader with over 20 years of experience in conceptualising, planning, designing, deploying security risk management and audit readiness strategies for major financial services, retail, food/beverages and insurance services organisations. Currently at Starbucks where he is Director Information Security, International, he has led secrity and risk teams at Yum! Brands, GE Capital and Capgemini.
Vice President Information Security
Skilled cybersecurity professional Amit Bhargava has more than 14 years of experience working in the banking industry, taking on a variety of roles while accumulating skills in enterprise risk management, IT risk management, operational risk and cybersecurity. Throughout his career, Amit's roles have ranged from Manager, Information Security at the Union Bank of India to Vice President, Risk and Compliance at OakNorth India.
Head of Governance & Risk, Group Information Security
A security leader with more than 18 years of experience in the industry, Anna Feldgun has a strong background in risk and internal audit. Throughout her career, Anna has taken on roles such as Manager at PwC, Senior Manager Internal Audit at Frensenius Group and Internal Audit at Deutsche Borse, where she has worked for over eight years. Anna has been endorsed for her skills in CIA, CFE and CISA.
Archana K S
Archana K S
VP Security Engineering
Archana is an efficient leader and Information Security professional with proven experience in Security Architecture, Cloud Security, Data Loss Prevention, Internal audits, Endpoint Detection & Response, Security Operation Center, Risk assessment, Risk Remediation Services. She is also a Startup Mentor for NASSCOM and its Deeptech Club.
Vice President Application Security
Considered a verstaile and motivated security architect, Archana Krishna has more than 18 years of experience across application development and security projects. Throughout her extensive career, Archana has taken on a variety of senior roles such as Senior Software Development Engineer at McAfee, Security Architect / Risk Manager at Motorola Solutions and her current role as Vice President Application Security at Goldman Sachs. With a proven ability to design, prototype and implement complex systems for project requirements, Archana specialises in application security, programming and analytics. Colleagues have endorsed her for her skills in software development, agile methodologies and operating systems.
Deputy Chief Security Officer
Established security executive Axel Petri has more than 24 years of experience in the technology industry, with an additional background in law. Throughout his career Axel has taken on a variety of positions ranging from Visiting Lecturer Security Management at Rheinische Fachhocheshcule Koln to Senior Vice President Group Security Governance at Deutsche Telkom, where he has worked for over 15 years. He has been endorsed for his skills in telecommunications, security policy and data protection.
Director of Security, Strategic Programs & Business Operations
With extensive experience in the technology industry, throughout her career Ayca Mentes has taken on roles in technology, risk and compliance, with a strong background in delivery management by creating change within international organisations. She has taken on roles ranging from Process, Risk & Compliance Senior Specialist at Vodafone to Senior Risk and Control Manager at Booking.com, where she has worked for over four years. In her current role, some of her key areas of focus include ensuring IT compliance, advancing cybersecurity and enabling the development of security strategies. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in team management, risk management and leadership.
Central Bank of Kenya
Head of Cyber Security Operations (Deputy CISO)
Currently the Head of Cyber Security Operations (Deputy CISO) at the Central Bank of Kenya, Beverlyn is described as a visionary strategist with a passion for innovation in information security and a specialty for cyber defence and security controls design, among other specialties. Throughout her career, Beverlyn has taken on senior security roles in a variety of organisations ranging from Technical Manager Cyber Security Detect & Prevent at SafariCom to Group Head of Cyber Security Strategy and Programme Delivery at Equity Bank Limited. She has been endorsed for her skills in information security management, team leadership and business analysis.
Director, Cyber Security Engineering
Chris is a self-driven, highly motivated security professional with a diverse background in both healthcare and retail industries, managing global IT security teams while maintaining consistent track record of driving increased level of productivity and improved operational security. He is a strong security advocate and change agent designing and implementing IT security solutions to protect distributed enterprise infrastructure.
King's College London
Associate Director of Information Security
Considered a seasoned IT security specialist, Claire Carpenter has a demonstrated history of working in public and private sectors across a range of IT and security management roles. Throughout her extensive career, Claire has taken on senior positions such as IT Senior Consultant at Oracle, IT Security Specialist at Canterbury Christ Church University and her current role as Associate Director of Information Security at King's College London, where she previously worked as their Information Security Manager. Colleagues have described Claire as a pragmatic and professional security leader with expertise in business intelligence, IT strategy and vulnerability management programmes.
The Walt Disney Company
Vice President, Information Security
Clarissa Banks is a trusted and transformational information security executive with over 20 years of global experience enabling strategic business objectives through the development, implementation and scaling of highly effective cyber security programs that are aligned with the company's culture. Currently at The Walt Disney Company, she is the former VP Information Security for the Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International, and E*TRADE.
VP Technology Risk
Expert security and technology leader Colette Hanley has more than 19 years of experience in the industry, with her specialties in security compliance and risk. Throughout her career, Colette has worked in leading organisations including PwC, Barclays, Microsoft and Nokia in roles ranging from Information Security Compliance Manager to Global Head of Information Security Compliance & Privacy. In her current role at Checkout, Colette is responsible for overseeing security, privacy, technology risk and data governance management. She has been endorsed for her skills in information security, ISO 27001 and security compliance.
Deputy CISO / VP Cyber Technology and Operations
Craig is a professional and motivated leader who has worked primarily in the Defence sector across air, land and sea environments. Formerly of Anglo American, Craig is now Deputy CISO at Unilever where his skills are listed as Operational Planning, intelligence, Security Operations, Security Management and Information Security.
Head of Information Security
Darren is the Head of Information Security at Lloyd's Register, where is specialties include governance, audit and compliance and risk management. He is the former Associate Director for Security at UBS, and the security lead for Network Rail Telecoms, where he was responsible for logical and physical security strategy, planning and execution for the telecoms side of Network Rail.
Head of Global Security & Crisis Management
Considered a dedicated and passionate leader among colleagues, David Lefeve leads end-to-end technology and IT platforms to develop innovative solutions for his organisation. With more than 23 years of experience in the industry, David has taken on a variety of different roles at Boehringer Ingelheim, varying from System Admin - Integration / CRM, Oracle DBA, Citrix Admin/trainer to Head of IT Platform Management. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in Cognos, QlikView and business intelligence.
Vice President Group Information Security
An accomplished information security professional experienced in developing and implementing risk management strategies, Dean Atkinson is considered a consummate professional with the ability to handle multiple competing priorities and has a deep understanding of modern cyber threat. Throughout his career, Dean has taken on roles ranging from Cyber Defence Capability Programme Lead at the UK Ministry of Defence to Global Head of Cyber Security Operations at Thomas Cook. Alongside his current role, Dean is a Venture Advisor Hetz Ventures and YL Ventures. He has been endorsed by colelagues for his skills in CISSP, security transformation programmes, and threat and vulnerability management.
East West Bank
SVP, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
Considered a strategic information technology leader, Diane Wang has extensive experience in a range of areas including the implementation of cost-effective technology infrastructure, disaster recovery and information security programs. Throughout her career, Diane taken on a variety of roles ranging from Manager, Information Risk Management at KPMG to Chief Information Security Officer at Santander. Colleagues have described Diane as a thought-provoking leader with a penchant for providing structured thought and exceptional leadership qualities. She has been endorsed for her skills in information security, CISSP and privacy compliance.
GE Renewable Energy
Chief Information Security Officer
Divin is a highly accomplished and well-rounded cybersecurity executive leader with more than 15 years of experience, bringing a unique blend of expertise and experience in cybersecurity, information technology, and IT internal auditing across multiple industry verticals. She has strong leadership and analytic skills with a mentor-based approach to driving change management and business improvement through a proactive strategic agenda.
Bank of America
Senior Vice President, Senior Information Security Officer
A professional information security leader, Ellen Keefe has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of different roles including telecommunications, Vice President at Goldman Sachs and SVP, Manager of Real Time Communications Architecture at the Bank of America. In her current role at Senior Information Security Officer, Ellen is responsible for security leadership, strategy and planning, security management and delivery at Bank of America, where she has worked for up to eight years.
Director Application Security
Eric is a strategic thinker with 30 years of experience in IT and Cybersecurity. He has industry knowledge in healthcare, Cloud Security, Banking and Finance, software engineering and integration, automation, regulation, biotech and education. Across his tenures, he has wrote two threat modeling courses as part of an internal training system, designed the security architecture framework of a cloud-based content delivery network and developed talent in IT and cybersecurity addressing shortages in talent and have mentored large and small teams, amongst others.
Senior Vice President Information Security Technology Risk
At Goldman Sachs, Eugene is responsible for leading cross-functional team implementation of Information Technology security controls in various platforms, application security risk and vulnerability assessments and management, and design reviews within Marcus by Goldman Sachs consumer facing products. He also investigate and coordinates incidents originating from internal and external sources.
Fauzia Idrees Abro
Royal Holloway, University of London
Fauzia Idrees Abro
Director MSc Information Security
Dr. Fauzia Idrees Abro is the Director MSc Information Security for the Royal Holloway, University of London. A recipient of the Top Women in Security ASEAN region, she is a well-practiced cybersecurity advocate as a Member of the Board of Advisors for CISO Forum Global and a Ploicy Advisor for the Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
VP, Information Security Systems
Information security and network security engineering leader Faysal Ahmed has more than 15 years of experience along with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Throughout his extensive career at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Faysal has taken on a variety of senior positions including AVP, Information Security Systems Engineer, VP, Information Security Systems Engineer and his current role as VP, Information Security Systems & Network Security Engineering Team Lead. Colleagues have endorsed Faysal for his skills in IT management, information security and active directory.
Head of Information Security Strategy & Reporting
Fiona Cloke is a results focused and highly experienced business leader and international technologist with a passion for making businesses planet positive. She has a raft of experience helping people, business and brands set better objectives, roadmaps and deliver against them; at Kingfisher she is helping protect Kingfisher & Kingfisher's customer data in a world of increasing data and cyber threats. She is also Chief of Staff to the CISO.
Head of Information Security
Gareth is a an experienced Information Security Professional with a proven track record of success within highly-competitive B2B, professional services, e-commerce & commercial market sectors across the globe. Currently st Fieldfisher, an enterprising European law firm, Gareth has also led IT Security teams at Just Group, Randall & Quilter Investment Holdinfs and McLaren Technology Group.
Save the Children International
Director of Information Security & Data Protection
Gareth Packam is the Director of Information Security & Data Protection for Save the Children International, where his responsibilities include stakeholder management, information security management and security strategy. He is the former Head of Information Security Management at Oxford Brookes University and a former Trustee of YoungDementia UK.
NCS Pte. Ltd.
Cyber Security Consultant/ITSO
Gayan is an experienced and certified Information Security Professional with proven experience as a specialist delivering Cyber Security, IT Risk Management, data protection, and GRC engagements to a wide range of Clientele in Banking & Finance, Managed service providers (MSP), Insurance, and Manufacturing sectors. Currently based in Singapore, he is the ITSO fpr NCS Group.
Division VP, Product Security
Considered a technically sophisticated and accomplished leader, Gerome has more than two decades of experience in a variety of senior cybersecurity roles ranging from Information Systems Technician at the US Navy to Director of Cybersecurity at Lockheed Martin. He has been described by colleagues as a valuable asset and ideal mentor who is dedicated to achieving success. He has been endorsed for his skills in information assurance, talent management and organisational leadership.
Deputy CISO & Head of Cyber Defense & Security Response
Equipped with more than two decades of experience across software development, information security and business resilience, Glenn Attridge is considered a seasoned technology leader. Throughout his extensive career, Glenn has taken on a wide range of senior technology roles including Senior Information Security Specialist at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Technical Information Security Manager and his current role as Deputy CISO and Head of Cyber Defense and Security Response at NatWest Group, a position he has held for over three years. Colleagues have endorsed Glenn for his skills in information security management, network security and vulnerability management.
VP Information & Cyber Security
Henry Chung is the VP Information and Cybersecurity for Societe Generale, whilst based in Hong Kong. The experienced security professional is the former Regional Risk and Compliance Manager for BMW Group, and has worked across IBM and EY helping clients and teams assess risk in the business.
Global Head of Information Security
Iain Hunneybell is the Global Head of Information Security ay YNAP and has made significant steps in the role by completing of in-depth cyber posture reviews, defined multi-year cyber improvement programme, work-streams, packages and scope, and introduced regular cyber posture reporting for senior management. He is the former CISO of Aviva and Senior Security Architect for HM Revenue and Customs.
VP Information Security
Cybersecurity expert and CISM-certified technology leader Imran specialises in cloud and security architecture, zero trust, cyber risk advisory, strategy and governance, among others. Throughout his career, Imran has taken on roles ranging from Staff Officer to Chief Joint Mission Analysis Cell at the United Nations to Security Architect / Cyber Security Consulting Manager at KPMG UK. In his current role as Vice Presdient Information Security, Imran oversees Deutsche Bank's global enterprise security architecture, in addition to managing several other aspects such as cultural transformation, governance and security awareness. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in business information, cultural transformation, resilience and continuity.
VP, Deputy CISO, Global Information Security Strategy Office
Ingrid is the VP Deputy CISO for Novo Nordisk, a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. An experienced leader, her primary focus is on people and the opportunities that lie in diversity, equity and inclusion.
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
Jason Bryant is the Deputy CISO for Kroll, managing a global team of BISO's to the multiple business units and service lines at Kroll, where he has worked for the last five years. Headquartered in New York and with more than 50 offices across nearly 30 countries, Kroll has a multidisciplinary team of over 2,000 employees and serves the global clientele of law firms, financial institutions, corporations, non-profit organisations, government agencies and individuals.
Jeff is a data protection and privacy leader, CISO, board member and cyber product adviser with 20+ years of experience in security, privacy, fraud and risk management across multiple industries. He is a frequent speaker at global security and risk conferences, author and active member in the community. He holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas with a focus in the risk leadership, is a founding member of the UST Risk Leadership Advisory Board.
Considered a top leader in information security, Jerry Liu is equipped with over 18 years of experience in application security, identity management, information security governance and security architecture. Throughout his career he has taken on roles ranging from Information Security Analyst at SunTrust Bank to Vice President, Global Enterprise Security at Equifax. Jerry is now the Deputy CISO at Cargill, where one of his main responsibilities includes overseeing the organisation's information security program alongside the CISO. Jerry has been described by colleagues as an extremely effectual cybersecurity leader with the ability to translate technical concepts into practical concepts for senior leadership.
VP, Information Security Tools
Considered a key strategic leader for IT strategies, enterprise architecture planning and service delivery, Jonathan Bar is an IT leader equipped with the dedication to achieve business goals. With a strong background in IT security, Jonathan is adept at delivering the tools necessary to protect valuable assets as well as optimising business security. In his current role at AIG, he is leading the strategy and implementation of an enterprise-wide security logging and monitoring program. He has been described by colleagues as an innovative leader who is always ahead of the technology curve.
Jose Ignacio Garrido Gonzalez
Jose Ignacio Garrido Gonzalez
Global Head of Information Security
Based in Madrid, Jose Ignacio Garrido Gonzalez is an information security leader with more than two decades of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, Jose has taken on senior roles ranging from Senior Security Engineer at S21sec to Head of Attack Surface Reduction & Threat Management at BBVA, where he has worked for over 12 years. Colleagues have described Jose as a customer-oriented security professional who can be relied upon for any professional challenge. He has been endorsed for his skills in information security and security management.
VP and Deputy CISO
With a diverse background in IT, Joy Kenyon is a technology and security leader who excels at establishing strategic vision and building high performance teams to deliver business value. Throughout her career, Joy has taken on a variety of roles ranging from Contractor - Technical Analyst at Lucent Technologies to Vice President, IT Operations Cardinal Health at-Home Solutions at healthcare organisation Cardinal Health, where she has worked for over 21 years. Joy is described as a dedicated and tenacious leader with critical thinking skills to deal with all types of situations and problems.
Rush University Medical Center
Julia Breaux is a CISSP, CISA, and CIA certified cybersecurity leader with over a decade of experience serving healthcare systems, technology firms, and financial institutions. Her areas of expertise include information security, governance, risk management, compliance, and audit. She is currently at Rush University Medical Center, based out of Lousiana, US.
VP, Information Security Officer
An information security consultant with more than 15 years of experience working in the banking domain and IT industry, Kavita Saini is considered a motivated leader. Throughout her extensive career, Kavita has taken on roles ranging from IT Security Analyst at Deutsche Bank to AVP, Technology Risk & Controls, Data & Analytics at Citi. Colleagues describe Kavita as a positive and forward-thinking leader with deep knowledge in the information security domain. She has been endorsed for her skills in ITIL, team management and cybersecurity.
VP, Information Security Governance Risk Management
Kay Naidu is the VP Information Security Governance Risk Management at Mckesson. In her previous secueity leadership role at Delta Dental, she led the organisation that provides assurance of information security, appropriate use, and technology continuity risk management, and participated in leadership rotation in 2020 overseeing Cyber Risk Operations.
VP, Deputy Information Security Officer
An accomplished cybersecurity professional, Keith has more than three decades of extensive experience in information security and financial crime prevention. In his current role at Allstate, Keith drives security strategies and programs for the organisation while supporting key security initiatives. Throughout his career Keith has served on the Boards of national banks in the US, Russia, India, Mexico and Canada. Before joining Allstate he was the VP, Global Fraud Protection Services at American Express. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in security, disaster recovery and governance.
VP, Regional Information Security Lead
IT, information security and data privacy professional Kenia Carvalho has more than 25 years of experience in the industry. Throughout her career she has taken on a variety of roles ranging from Consultant - Technology Risk Specialist at Citi to VP, Regional Informatiom Security - Risk Division at Goldman Sachs. Kenia is certified in CRISC, DPO, PDPP, ISRM and many others. She has been endorsed for her skills in business continuity, information security and disaster recovery by her colleagues at Citi and Goldman Sachs.
Klara Neginsky is an experienced information technologist with strong advocacy skills for securely enabling business goals. Her recent expertise has been in securing Identity, Messaging and Collaboration initiatives, development of cloud computing architectures, identification of strategic changes to support adoption of cutting-edge technologies. She has 14 years of Information Security management and hands-on experience: security compliance, audit, awareness, assurance, application security, risk management and incident response.
Ministry of Justice UK
As Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Luke is part of the senior leadership of the MoJ’s cyber security team. His focus is on cyber security risk, assurance, policy, guidance and education and he leads the MoJ’s security culture programme. He is also responsible for the cyber security front door, which provides information and support to users across the Ministry, leading cyber security improvement projects across the MoJ.
London Stock Exchange
Director of Business Information Security
A the LSEG, Luke is responsible for reporting to and liaising with the relevant regulators; partnering with the business to manage operational risk and improve security maturity across the different legal entities; client communications, third party security review response and audit defence; and board reporting to each legal entity on Cyber Security strategy, maturity programme and risk. He is also part of the College of Experts for the Department for Digitsl, Culture, Media and Sport, part of the UK Government.
Marc Segarra López
Marc Segarra López
Head of Security Strategy
Marc is the Head of Security Strategy for Banco Sabdadell, a Barcelona-based bank, where he is a Member of the Information Security Steering Committee, reporting to the Global CISO and leading in the areas of Security Assessments and Security Architecture. Across his tenure at the bank, he has ensured that all security architecture and design models and implementations can be traced back to the business strategy, product roadmap, specific business requirements and key principles. He has also helped define and implement security architecture blueprints based on best practices and industry accepted standards to ensure that delivered technical solutions and architectural risk assessment recommendations, meet identified security, privacy and compliance requirements (achieving Security by Design).
VP Information Security
Mark is a transformational Information Security leader, with over 23 years’ experience in Cyber and Information Security, and a further nine years in military, policing, and physical security. His experience spans both US and UK public and private sectors, with industry expertise in government, telecoms, manufacturing, and data insights industries. He has held high-level US Government and NATO security clearances and has also served as a Facilities Security Officer (FCO), responsible for processing and adminstrating clearances.
Norton Rose Fulbright
Mark Manning is the Deputy CISO at Norton Rose Fulbright, the full business law service with more than 3,500 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. He has worked his way up from security architect over eight years; prior to this he served at Allen & Overy, another internationally recognised law firm, for seven years.
VP, Deputy CISO
Martin Kessler is an experienced security leader, passionate coach and mentor, builder of end-to-end global cybersecurity programs, and trusted executive advisor. Unique blend of over 20 years of cybersecurity, privacy, and IT risk management consulting, auditing, and operational leadership experience at Verizon, The AES Corporation, U.S. Department of the Interior, and Deloitte.
María Teresa Jiménez Salinas
María Teresa Jiménez Salinas
VP Information Security Officer
Information security leader Maria Teresa Jimenez Salinas has more than 15 years of experience in the industry, working in organisations including Deloitte, Groupo Diagnostico Proa and Citi. Her roles over the years have ranged from Technology Risk Consultant to SAP Methods and Procedures Manager. Issued with the ISO 22301 and ISO/IEC 27001, Maria has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in management consulting, IT audit and business strategy.
Information Security Director
Information security professional Matt Finn has more than 21 years of experience in the security and technology industry. Throughout his career at law firm DLA Piper he has taken on six roles including IT Local Support Analyst, Regional IT Manager Middle East and Head of Information Security & Resilience. Matt has been endorsed by colleagues for a multitude of skills including, but not limited to, infrastructure, management and business analysis.
Director - Information Security
Established information security leader Michael Charles has more than 23 years of extensive experience in the technology industry. Throughout his career Michael has taken on roles ranging from Software QA Tester at Electronic Arts (EA) to Security Consultant at Eli Lilly and Company, where he has worked for over 22 years. In his current role, Michael leads and oversees the organisation's information security function and administers the overall strategies and procedures for the security function. His top skills include cultural sensitivity, communication and information security.
University of Oxford
Head of Information Security Management and Deputy CISO
Within his role at the University of Oxford, Michael is leading on information and cyber security at strategic and tactical levels to improve security of critical assets. Scope includes academic, research and technical divisions of a dynamic and complex organisation, with over 15,000 staff and a combined revenue of over £1.4 billion per annum. He has published articles on information security and other aspects of IT and has spoken at public events on information security topics, with a particular focus on geo-political threats and zero trust security models.
Director Information Security
Part of the key executive team at Co-op, Mick Ebsworth has more than three decades of experience in information security. Throughout his career he has taken on a variety of roles ranging from Chief Security Officer, Global IS at Capgemini and to CISO (Interim) at Costa Coffee. Colleagues have described Mick as a passionate and business-oriented information security visionary with the ability to bridge the gap between technology and business. He has been endorsed for his skills in information security management, ISO 27001 and security policy.
Global Deputy CISO
Mike is a reliable cyber and information security professional with a track record of delivering positive outcomes in a diverse range of industries including: financial services, telecoms, media and workforce solutions. He has gained extensive experience in managing complex, decentralised operating environments in global organisations, encompassing various regulatory and legislative requirements. He has worked across a range of well-known businesses including Amlin, TSB Bank, Colt Technology Services and ManpowerGroup.
The Francis Crick Institute
Deputy CISO and Security Operations Lead
Natasha is the Deputy CISO for The Francis Crick Institute, the biomedical discovery institute breaking down barriers between disciplines, based in London. She has led security teams at Optomany, Vanquis Bank and Verifone.
Senior Director - Cyber Governance; and Deputy CISO
Within is remite, Nicholas is accountable to the global Maersk Chief Information Security Officer across all brands that form part of the A.P. Møller, sustaining the relevance of cyber security to the Group's business objectives and company transformation (including M&A). He regularly informs Board-level discussion of Maersk's strategic cyber risk exposure and is committed to extending the CISO reach, visibility and accessibility enterprise-wide.
VP, Regional Information Security Officer - North America
A seasoned security leader with more than two decades of experience in the technology industry, Nini Waring is a certified CCSP, CISSP and Certified Scrum Product Owner. Throughout her career, Nini has taken on roles ranging from Cybersecurity Architect at L3Harris Technologies to Associate Director at Provtiviti, where she was in charge of technology consulting, security and privacy. In her current role, Nini is responsible for incident handling, response and management, privacy, cybersecurity and consulting at Chubb. She has been described by colleagues as a professional and responsive leader and a team player who goes above and beyond to achieve customer satisfaction.
Head of Technical Security, EMEA
Equipped with more than two decades of experience across the development and implementation of security and operational solution management, Owen Tippet is considered a seasoned IT professional. Throughout his extensive career, Owen has taken on roles including Field Support Engineer at Rentokil Initial, Senior Information Security Consultant at Equinti and his current role as Head of Technical Security EMEA at Chubb, where he has worked for over three years. Colleagues have endorsed Owen for his skills in information security management, change management and ISO 27001.
VP, Information Security
Panos is a highly experienced security leader. Currently the VP Information Security for Mastercard, he has also lead IT and security teams at JPMorgan Chase and Visa.
SVP, Head of Information Security
Patrick Irwin is a performance-driven Information Security Manager with 10 years of comprehensive achievements and experience within the financial services industry. At Lloyds Banking Group, Patrick manages the North American Information Security Team to provide a secure, stable environment. This means developing, implementing, and testing the cyber incident response plan, including acting as incident coordinator for North American incidents, building and presenting security dashboards and key metrics to senior executives, demonstrating effectiveness of the security programmes, and develop and maintaining security training and awareness courses for both Business and Technology colleagues.
VP Digital Cyber Security
Expert information security executive Pete Gad has a proven track record in delivering cybersecurity solutions and security digital transformations at a global scale. Throughout his extensive career, Pete has taken on a variety of senior roles including Head of IT for Engineering, Vice President Digital Workplace and his current role as Vice President Cyber Security at Airbus, where he has worked for over 27 years. In his role, Pete reports to the Group CIO and CISO to manage and deliver all digital security operations services. Colleagues have endorsed Pete for his skills in aerospace, cross-functional team leadership and systems engineering.
Director of Information Security
Information security professional Peter Harper has more than two decades of experience in the industry, holding IT roles ranging from Senior Information Security Engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton to Senior Manager, Information Security at Strategy&. In his current role as Director of Information Security at Baker Botts, he is responsible for overseeing the firm's global cybersecurity function. Peter's top skills include information security management, CISM and ISO 27001.
VP Information Security
With more than 15 years of experience in various information security roles, Phil Colett is a seasoned technology leader with an extensive track record in providing technical consultation on security control and enforcement. He has taken on roles ranging from Information Systems Consultant at Ajasa Technologies to Director Information Security at American Express, where he has worked for up to 13 years. Alongside his current role, Phil is a Member on the Board of Directors at the Cyber Risk Institute. He has been endorsed for his skills in cyber policy, banking regulation and committee management by colleagues.
Pierre Liot de Nortbécourt
Pierre Liot de Nortbécourt
VP, Security & Competitive Intelligence
With a major focus on operational intelligence, Pierre Liot de Nortbecourt is a technology leader with a strong background in special forces positions within the Department of Defence in France. Throughout his career, Pierre had been deployed mainly in West Africa and the Middle East, leading up to his position as Intelligence Advisor in the Minister's Office. During this time, Pierre improved his leadership through training in these roles. Pierre has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in leadership strategy, management consulting and security.
Bank of America
VP Global Technology & Operations
Considered a highly experienced technical risk manager, Regina Shaw is a technology operations and security leader with a proven track record in project and programme management, leading large-scale global projects and technology integration. Throughout her extensive career, Regina has taken on roles such as Technical Project Manager at Diversant, Global Information Security Lead / Senior Technical Project Manager at Apex Systems and her current role as VP Global Technology & Operations / Global Information Security Lead at Bank of America. Regina has been highly endorsed by colleagues for her skills in operations management, loss mitigation and business process improvement.
Deputy CISO and Head of Fintech Governance, Risk and Compliance
Renee Forney is a skilled collaborator who facilitates shared insights and perspectives between business and technology stakeholders that result in successful program and project execution. She is experienced in technology leadership, strategic planning and cyber security talent acquisition for federal and state agencies as well as the private sector.
Praised as an information security and risk professional, Richard Paul specialises in a range of areas including security risk, business impact analysis and security design and deployment assurance. Throughout his extensive career, Richard has taken on senior roles such as Security Manager - IM Projects at Network Rail, Information Security Risk Manager at Betfair and his current role as Deputy CISO, Cyber Risk and Compliance at RSA, a position he has held for over a year. Colleagues describe Richard as a logical and methodical thinker who is passionate about his work and has broad insight in the information security area. He has been endorsed for his skills in security policy, computer security and information security management.
VP of EMEA Information & Cyber Security
Ross Evans is responsible for EMEA Information Security at Wells Fargo, with previous experience as a Cyber Security Consultant and an academic background in Forensic Computing & Security. He works closely with many teams to develop, implement and monitor risk based programs to identify, assess and mitigate operational risk that arises from inadequate or failed internal processes, people, systems or external events; whilst maintaining a balance between risk management and operational efficiency.
VP, Information Security Risk and Strategy
IT and information security thought-leader Ryan Ward has more than 27 years of experience in the industry, specialising in optimising business processes through technology while adopting a risk-based mindset. Throughout his career Ryan has taken on senior roles ranging from Senior Information Security Leader at Perot Systems to CIO/CISO at Safe Water Comission. In his current role at AmerisourceBergen, he is responsible for expanding the Risk function to include strategy, innovation, regulatory intelligence and assurance. He has been endorsed for his skills in IT strategy, process improvement and information security management.
Head of Information and Cyber Security
Samantha Rule is Head of Information and Cybersecurity at Ninety One, an independent, active global asset manager dedicated to delivering compelling outcomes for its clients. Established in South Africa in 1991, as Investec Asset Management, the firm started offering domestic investments in an emerging market. Prior to this, Samantha was Group Information Security, Governance and Risk for Maitland.
VP, Information Security Director
Serenna LeBron is the VP Information Security Director for U.S. Bank, where she has worked for the last seven years, rising from her identity and access management managerial position.
Director of Security Engineering
Regarded as an expert strategic information security leader, Shawn McGhee has more than two decades of security management experience. Throughout his extensive career, Shawn has taken on senior technology and security roles such as Technical Expert at Walmart, Senior Manager and Director at Oracle and his current role as Director of Security Engineering at Costco Wholesale, where he oversees areas including security incident and event management, security policy development and cloud incident response. Shawn has been highly endorsed by colleagues for his skills in technical leadership, computer forensics and information security policy.
SVP, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
Shelbi Rombout is an experienced security specialist and leader, particularly within the banking sector. Shelbi has worked across Bank of America, U.S. Bank and Mastercard, each as their Deputy CISO or SVP Security positions. A former Deloitte Consultant, Serenna is a risk management professional with experience in assessing and advising on business process risk, technology risk, information security, standards, regulations and compliance.
Just Eat Takeaway
Director of Information Security
Sherif is a passionate and accomplished information security professional with a successful track record as a information security SME and product manager. He has an in-depth technical security knowledge and board level experience as chairman of a limited liability private company in the UK. Outside of work he volunteers as the OWASP London chapter leader and as a product manager of OWASPs flagship open source security tool, ZAP.
VP of Security Engineering
Equipped with a wealth of technical and commercial skills acquired from his 25 years of experience in the energy, entertainment, finance and construction sectors, Sherman Paul is considered a consummate professional. Throughout his career Sherman has taken on a variety of roles ranging from Counter Threat Unit - Programme Manager / Agile Lead to Information Security Engineering Enablement Director at BP, where he has worked for over 18 years. Sherman has been described as a seasoned project manager and as a leader to turn to for highly complex tasks. He has been endorsed for his skills in program management, risk management and problel solving.
VP, Information Security
Shilpi is a determined, skilled Information Security Risk Manager with over 14 years of extensive work experience in multiple IT security consulting engagements across US, EMEA, India and APAC for Banking and Financial Technology Solutions. She is also a subject matter expert in Application Security Design Architecture review, Vulnerability Management, Penetration testing of applications.
Director, Information Security - International
Information security professional Simon Haynes has more than 18 years of experience in the industry, with his roles ranging from IT Manager at Atos KPMG Consulting to Director of Information Security at G4S. In his current role at Allied Universal, Simon oversees the organisation's strategies and procedures for the information security function. Colleagues have endorsed Simon for his skills in IT operations, ITIL and network security.
Head Cyber Security Architecture | Deputy CISO Switzerland
Somer Tetik is the Deputy CISO Switzerland for Swiss Life, where has worked for nearly 10 years, rising the ranks from Domain Architect to his current position. He is a former Information Technology Specialist for Rhatische Bahn is Chur, and dynawell in Zurich.
VP, Security Engineering Lead
A certified IT engineer with more than 14 years of experience in engineering and architecture, Stanislav Zubkov specialises in system security, information rights management, data loss prevention, incident response and many others. Throughout his career, Stanislav has taken on roles ranging from Service Desk, IT Support at ASNOVA Holding to Senior Software and System Engineer at KSF Technologies Ltd. He is described as a dynamic communicator with exceptional presentation skills which allow him to explain complex technical concepts to stakeholders. He has been endorsed by his colleagues at Credit Suisse for his skills in personal data protection, information security and GDPR.
UGI Utilities, Inc.
Steve Miller is the Deputy CISO for UGI Utilities, and an experienced Infrastructure Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the utilities industry. He has strong information technology professional skilled in Business Process, Analytical Skills, IBM DB2, Requirements Analysis, and Oracle Database, working with UGI for over 25 years.
Director, Security Engineering
Executive Women's Forum champion and cybersecurity professional Swetha Yarlagadda has more than 14 years of experience in the technology industry. Throughout her career at Comcast she has taken on roles ranging from Senior Engineer, Cybersecurity to Senior Manager, Device Security Assessments & Ops Enablement. Now the Director, Security Engineering, some of Swetha's main responsibilities include leading the security team in planning, designing and implementing tools to ensure the protection of the organisation's data and systems. She has been endorsed for her skills in vulnerability, process improvement and security.
Helsana Insurance Company Ltd
Deputy Corporate Information Security Officer (CISO)
Tanja Becker is an experienced security professional based in Switzerland. She is the Deputy Corporate Information Security Officer for Helsana Versicherungen, a Swiss-based insurance company.
With a range of strategic leadership experience across engineering operations, business process and IT, Thuy Tran-Korns is considered a results-driven and team-oriented leader with demonstrated customer focus. Throughout her extensive career, Thuy has taken on a variety of senior leadership roles including Manufacturing Engineer at Electronic Data Systems, Senior Director - Security, Risk and Compliance at General Electric and her current role as Deputy CISO, Cybersecurity Governance Risk & Compliance, Strategy at Carrier, where she has worked for over three years. Thuy has been highly endorsed by colleagues for her skills in cybersecurity, program management and strategic planning.
Slaughter and May
Head of Information Security
Tim Bateson is a versatile cybersecurity, governance, risk and compliance professional and chartered engineering leader. He is accomplished at leading teams of up to 100 to success through uncertainty and myriad change, and he is currently Head of Information Security at the law firm Slaughter and May. He leads a team of IS and privacy professionals, a virtual team of anaylsts, engineers and project managers, and owns and delivers the 3-year security roadmap.
VP & Deputy CISO
An expert security leader with more than two decades of experience in the industry, Tim Tompkins specialises in information technology, information security and strategic planning. Throughout his career, Tim has taken on roles ranging from IT Project Manager at Aetna to Executive Director, Information Security at CVS Health, where he has worked for over four years. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in strategic planning, CISSP and network security.
VP Cyber Security Management info & Governance Lead
An experienced cybersecurity professional Tina Ridler works across operational risk, compliance and information security. With a strong background in the banking sector, Tina has worked in organisations including Citi, Capital One, HSBC and Experian in roles ranging from IT Risk Assurance to Operational Resilience Risk and Assurane Manager. Tina has been endorsed for her skills in financial risk, risk management and operational risk.
Vice President Information Security
Accredited and certified with CISA and ISO/IEC 27001: 2005 ISIMS Lead Implementer, Tobias Hermansson is an adept technology and security leader with more than 17 years of experience. Before taking on his current role as Vice President Information Security at healthcare company Capio, Tobias was a Senior Manager at EY Advisory Services for over a decade. Tobias has been endorsed by his colleagues at EY for his skills in IT audit, internal controls and information security.
Global Head of Infrastructure Security
A respected leader of progressive technology and seasoned technology executive, Tom Parker has a proven track record in leveraging technology to drive solutions. With more than three decades of experience in the industry, Tom has taken on a variety of senior roles ranging from IT Operations Manager for the Office of Naval Intelligence to CISO and Head of Technical Operations at Starkey Hearing Technologies. Alongside his current role, Tom is an Advisory Board Member at the Cyber Security Summit in Minneapolis. He has been described by colleagues as a dedicated cybersecurity professional who helps his teams drive meaningful strategic goals. He has been endorsed for his skills in information security management, enterprise software and security architecture design.
Toyota North America
Vice President & Deputy CISO
Tom Spencer is the VP and Deputy CISO for Toyota North America. The cyber specialist was formerly Director of Cybersecurity at Qualcomm, where he worked for over 17 years.
Director of Information Security
Multi award-winning cybersecurity leader Tom Waterton has a strong background in finacial services, commercial management, operational leadership and governance in a variety of different technology environments. With his specialty being cybersecurity programme delivery, Tom has created and delivered portfolios to increase the stability of IT security postures. Throughout his career he has taken on roles ranging from Head of IT Planning and Control at Friends for Life UK and Head of CIO Global Governance at Aviva. In his current role at Bupa, one of Tom's main areas of focus includes overseeing the delivery of the organisation's Market Unit Information Security change portfolio as well as ensuring that the security strategy is updated and maintained. Tom's colleagues have described him as an inclusive and democratic leader who encourages innovation within his teams.
Head of Cyber Security Risk & Services
Wilfried Laumond is and experienced Head of Cyber Security with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceuticals industry. Skilled in management, threat and vulnerability management, risk management, and third party vendor management, he has a strong ability to define and execute strategy engaging stakeholders across organisation. He has been worked at Sanofi for over seven years; prior to Sanofi he worked with SFR.
Head of Cybersecurity Expertise and Innovation
A passionate technologist, Xavier Gondelmann is a security leader with more than 16 years of experience in the industry, taking on a variety of roles ranging from Senior IT Security Consultant at Harmonie Technologie to Head of Cybersecurity Transformation Plan at Societe Generale. In his current role at BNP Paribas, Xavier leads a team of more than 40 cybersecurity and IT risk experts to take charge of the organisation's overall enterprise security architecture, IT risk anticipation and cybersecurity due dilligence. He has been endorsed for his skills in cloud computing and cyber defence.
Director Of Security
Yoram Shemtov is the Director of Security at Nike. A seasoned security and IT leader, Yoram was previously CSO at First Quality Enterprises and a Senior Investigator for the US Department of State, a position he held for nearly 20 years.
Future CISO 100 Judges
- Bradley Schaunfenbuel, Vice President and CISO, Paychex, Inc.
- Donna Ross, CISO, Radian Group Inc.
- Liz Banbury, CISO, Hiscox
- Alejandro Becerra, Group Information Security Director, Telefónica
- Catherine Buhler, CISO, Energy Australia
With a focus on innovation and leadership, the Future CISO100 award celebrates the remarkable achievements of individuals who are pushing boundaries and driving growth in their organisations.
The winners were announced at The Studio, our flagship event held at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, where over 200 technology leaders gathered to network, share ideas, and celebrate success in the industry. From cutting-edge strategies to impactful campaigns, our 100 Future CISO winners exemplify the very best of the C-suite community. They represent the essence of HotTopics, where the world’s top marketing leaders convene to discuss, share, and shape the business agenda on a global stage.