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CISO Members

  • Olivier Angyal

    Head of IT Risk & Security
    Hilti

    Olivier Angyal is with Hilti since 2015, currently responsible for IT security risk. He has been in the IT security field since 2009, and prior to Hilti was working as Sales Engineer at McAfee for almost two years, and security consultant for secunet Security Networks for four years. He first studied telecommunication and networks at the University of Grenoble, then at the Fachhochschule Münster, where he received his diploma in computer science and discovered his passion for IT security.

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  • Rich Bennett

    Executive Director, Information Security
    Goldman Sachs

    Rich Bennett is EMEA Head of Information/Cyber Security. He joined the firm as a graduate in 1997 and since 2002 has held various information security related roles including 5 years based out of the New York office. As part of…

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    Christian Borst

    Head of Global IT Security
    Richemont

    Christian Borst is the head of the global IT Security team in Richemont providing IT Security Services & Advisory to the Group and its Maisons. This includes areas as Security Monitoring, Security Incident Management, Security Testing, Security Design & Engineering,…

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  • Nicholas Godfrey

    CISO
    Old Mutual Wealth

    Nick Godfrey is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Old Mutual Wealth since December 2017. He is the former Managing Director and co-Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Goldman Sachs International and is responsible for Information Security, IT Risk,…

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  • Georg Huenermann

    Head of IT Governance, Group IT Security Officer
    Clariant

    Georg Huenermann has been with the headquarters of Clariant International in Muttenz, Switzerland as Head of IT Governance and Group IT Security Officer with global responsibility since 2005. From 1998 to 2005, he was Head of Application Maintenance in the…

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  • Thomas Kaufmann

    CISO
    Schindler

    Working in Schindler since more than 20 years in several functions: System development IT Manager for Switzerland Mobile service Manager for the Group Chief Information Security Officer (since 2009) Education, the following items might be interesting/relevant: Study of Economics in…

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  • Petri Kuivala
    Petri Kuivala

    CISO
    NXP Semiconductors

    Petri Kuivala is a versatile Security leader who is able to combine Cyber and Traditional world as one entity. He is able to lead teams and organizations through challenging changes with his analytical and engaging style.
    He is fluent in interacting with the company board level about the security topics on a manner that can be easily understood.

    He is slightly introverted, which gives him capability to listen and analyze, but once the analysis is done execution is guaranteed.

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  • Amal Mezzour

    Project Head of Group IT Security and Internal Control
    LafargeHolcim

    Amal Mezzour is the project head of Group IT Security and Internal Control. He has held this position since 2015. Prior to his current role, he was responsible for the development and implementation of the Information Security Strategy for the…

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  • Josef Nelissen

    CISO
    ABB

    Josef Nelissen was appointed as CISO in July 2003 after joining the global Information Security Team in 2001. As CISO, he is responsible for the Information Security Strategy, Policy and Governance, Measurement and Benchmarking. Josef joined ABB in 1998 as…

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  • Thomas Schäfer

    Head of IT Governance, Risk and Compliance
    Mobiliar

    Employed at Swiss Mobiliar for 10 years, Head of IT Governance, Risk and Compliance for 8 years, with IT risk management and IT security at Swiss Mobiliar as his main responsibilities. Previously employed at a number of companies in various positions and…

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  • Valentin Simic

    Director, Information Security
    Swarovski

    Valentin Simic is Director of Information Security for Swarovski. He joined the company in 2005 as an Administrator for the Active Directory. Valentin’s first project was leading the migration from NT4 to Active Directory. In 2007, he took the newly created role of IT Infrastructure Security Manager.
    Valentin attended a “Higher Technical College for Electronics” in Innsbruck.

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