CISO Members

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    Scott Bancroft

    Group CISO
    Novartis International AG

    Scott Bancroft leads IT & Information Security for Novartis Group within the highly regulated Pharmaceutical industry. Scott joined Novartis 3 years ago after an IT career with IBM Global Services and Logica working in multiple areas from Deskside support (many years ago), through service management and IT security, Risk and Information Lifecycle Management and Governance. Scott specializes in mobile computing, cloud security and IT security related solutions architecture

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    Nicholas Godfrey

    Executive Director
    Goldman Sachs International

    Nick Godfrey is the Executive Director at Goldman Sachs International and is responsible for Information Security, IT Risk, IT Privacy and BCP in the region. He has been at Goldman Sachs for over 10 years, in a range of regional and global roles in Information Security. Previously Nick worked for Bank of New York in a number of Information Security positions. He is currently Chair of the UK IBSIG, a forum comprising CISOs in UK Investment Banking and related businesses. Nick has been a member of various cross-industry groups whose remit is the development of Financial Services benchmarks, standards and exercises in Information Security, Cyber Security and BCP.

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    Olivier Gourinchas

    Head of Market Reach, Service Management and IT Security

    Olivier Gourinchas is the IT Security and Data Protection Manager; Lead of the Application Security Team (SAP); Lead of the Central Application Team, responsible for Output Management Solution, deployment of Data Management solutions, and archiving of electronic documents; Lead of the Central Technologies Team, responsible especially for the company’s SAP/PI environment and document solution.

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    Georg Heunermann

    Head of IT Governance

    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 “Core Competence C enter SAP” in Frankfurt. From 1989 until 1998 as programmer, software developer and SAP consultant in a small-scale company in Berlin. Georg studied political science and Russian language in Berlin, receiving a diploma in 1985 in political science (Diploma thesis on “Environmental politics in the Soviet Union”).

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    Kah-Kin Ho

    Head of Cyber Security and Business Development

    Kah-Kin Ho has been with Cisco for more than 18 years and in his current role as the Head of Strategic Security, a position he has held since January 2014, he plays a key role in developing and shaping Cisco’s strategic positioning in security that aligns with customer requirements. He also serves in the Advisory group of EUROPOL European Cyber Crime Center (EC3) and teaches Cyber Security Strategy and Policy at ETH Zürich.

    Kah-Kin was the Head of Cyber Security Business Development for 3 years where he had been involved in providing thought leadership to private and public sector organizations globally on how to respond to cyber risk and threat.

    Prior to this, Kah-Kin was a Solution Architect in the Global Government Solutions Group working on large Defense programs in Asia Pacific and Europe. In addition Kah-Kin had spent 4 years working with Defense System Integrators to jointly develop communications solution for the Tactical Battlefield. Kah-Kin has also filed 2 US Patents on IP Networking protocols.

    Kah-Kin graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering. He also has a Master degree in Security Policy and Crisis Management from ETH Zürich.

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    John Holland

    Credit Suisse

    John Holland is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Credit Suisse globally. Based in New York he sets the strategy and execution of the Technology Risk Management program globally with the goal of protecting and safeguarding Credit Suisse’s information assets while enabling technology advancements and aligning with its business strategies. John joined Credit Suisse First Boston in April 1997 in the London office relocating to the New York office in April 2001. Prior to his current position, he has held a number of risk management roles, including the Head of IT Risk Americas and the Head of Business Continuity Management in the Americas.

    John has over 19 years of experience within the financial sector focusing on technology. He plays an active role in the industry, particularly with the Financial Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (FS ISAC) and recently completed a two year post as a board member of the FS ISAC.

    John also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Portsmouth, UK.

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    Petri Kuivala

    NXP Semiconductors

    Bio is forthcoming.

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    Amal Mezzour

    Global IT Security Officer

    Amal Mezzour is the Global Information Security Officer for Holcim, and has been responsible for the development and implementation of the Information Security Strategy for the Holcim Group since July 2002. Prior to his current role, Amal was Head of IT for a subsidiary of Holcim Group.
    Before joining Holcim group, Amal developed his own business in the IT consulting and solutions.
    Amal begun his career as an application developer, system administrator and data center manager in the Banking industry.

    Amal holds a bachelor's degree in computer science at University of Montreal and pursued studies in business administration.

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    Josef Nelissen


    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 Scientist in Corporate Research, working on Software Development and Software Process Improvement.

    Prior to ABB, Josef worked 3 years as Software Developer for iXOS Software (now part of Open Text). He holds a Master and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from RWTH Aachen.

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    Natalia Oropeza

    Volkswagen Group bei Volkswagen AG

    Bio is forthcoming.

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    John Petersen

    Group IS/IT Security Manager

    In 2003, John Petersen entered the Nestlé Group as an IS/IT Auditor in the GLOBE Program*. In 2007, he moved to Canada to take up a role in the Program Management team within the GLOBE organization in Zone Americas.

    John then moved back to Switzerland in 2009 to take up the role of IS/IT Audit Manager within Nestlé Group Audit leading the IS/IT Audits across the Group. He remained in this position until March 2012 when he was appointed Group IS/IT Security Manager reporting to the Group CIO.

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    Rodolfo Quiroz

    VP, Global Information Technology Operations
    Coca-Cola Enterprises

    Bio is forthcoming.

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    Enrico Senger

    Head IT Strategy and Transformation
    Schindler Informatik AG

    Dr. Enrico Senger, studied Information Management at the Technical University of Ilmenau / Germany and holds a Doctoral degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen / Switzerland. He joined the University of St. Gallen as Research Assistant in 2000 and was Research Director for Business Model Innovation and Business Engineering from 2003-2007. In parallel, Enrico worked as a managing consultant with the Business Engineering Institute St. Gallen, to help companies to use the potentials of Information Technology to innovate their Business Models.He joined Schindler Group in 2007 to build-up and head the IT Strategy & Transformation department. His responsibilities include IT Strategy development, Enterprise Architecture Management, IT Project Portfolio Management, Organizational Development and the adaption of new IT and business process trends within the Schindler Group. Enrico is member of the management board of Schindler Informatik AG, the legal entity to steer information technology and business process management within the Group.

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    Valentin Simic

    Director, Information Security

    Valentin Simic is Corporate Information Security Manager 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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