CISO Members

  • 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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    Ton Diemont

    ING Group & Bank

    Ton Diemont started his career in ING 19 years as Financial/IT-auditor within C&E Bank, which used to be a subsidiary of ING Group. After his move to Corporate Audit (IT) Department in 1996 he joined ING Bank International, which shortly after that was rebranded to ING Barings (..), where he worked as IT Security Consultant for the Global Security Department. He was responsible for developing global IT Security standards and advising/educating/training and monitoring local IRM and IT management on improving their IT security and Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Plans; for this he did commute a lot between London Wall, Amsterdam till Bogota. From 1999 till 2000 Ton managed the Central Security Administration team within Information Technology Centre (ITC) and was responsible for the User Access administration process for most ING entities and data centres within NL. In 2000 Ton was appointed as the (first) Information Security Manager of ITC, reporting to directly to the board of Directors of ITC and functionally to the (first) CISO of ING Group. In 2002 Ton moved into Operational Risk Management in NL as Senior Advisor and held the position of Information Security Manager for MC-NL.

    In 2004 Ton joined the Global Information Risk Management department of Corporate IT as Senior Programme Manager and became responsible for the Program Management Office. During this position Ton was also responsible for the development and coordination of the SOX IT General Controls and participated in the Group SOX programme and was responsible for the IT evaluations and reviews. When Global IRM was incorporated in 2006 with Corporate ORM he was request to pick the (new) role of Business Line - Information Security Officer (BL-ISO) within the Global Retail Business Line and functionally reported to Eli Leenaars and CISO.

    In 2008 Ton was appointed as the CISO of ING Group and became responsible for developing and maintaining ING’s IT Risk policies and strategy and developed the IT Risk Forecasting model to improve ING’s overall IT Risk level. In this role Ton reports functionally to the CIO of ING. Then “Evolution” in 2011; Insurance was to be separated from the Bank (Readiness-IT) and were the 2nd line of defence functions requested to delayer and reduce cost. Ton was requested to incorporate the OIB risk management department with his corporate IRM department and did he become (functionally) part of MT OIB. All CIO’s who part of the MT OIB are supported a BL-ISO (or ORM Manager), who all report into Ton.

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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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    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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    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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    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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