Resume / CV

Overview

Highly experienced, international information security leader with cross-cultural management experience and strong technology background.  Outstanding networker, innovative solutions-oriented strategist and critical advisor, excellent communicator, engaged coach, and pace-setter

Education

2007 – 2008
INSEAD (France) – Master of Business Administration

1992 -1996
University of California, Berkeley (USA) – B.A. International Relations

Experience

2014 – Present
Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC)
Regional Director, Europe (2014-2015) – Cologne (DE)
Regional Director, Australia & New Zealand (2015-2017) – Melbourne (AU)
Regional Director, EMEA (2017-Present) – Munich (DE), Barcelona (ES)
Regional lead at global financial sector consortium for collective defence and resilience building

  • Developed and led regional member community and services portfolio for world’s largest sector-specific information security community with more than 7,000 member firms, building and managing relationships with large number of major financial institutions, consisting of 30% of G-SIB member firms
  • Led, expanded, and professionalized CERES Forum for central banks, regulators, and supervisors, changing the way regulatory entities worldwide interact and collaborate
  • Created and professionalized wide range of FS-ISAC activities (events, metrics/management reporting, membership contractual models), leading to major operational efficiency enhancements and revenue growth
  • Organized and led regional and local information security events in cooperation with banking associations, law enforcement, and security service providers
  • Sought-after speaker at major industry events in support of collective resilience development and risk reduction
  • Represented FS-ISAC in Europe-wide and national information security initiatives and related groups, resulting in significant growth in FS-ISAC visibility, credibility, and trust
  • Oversaw >500% FS-ISAC regional membership revenue growth over 7 years

2012 – 2014
UBS AG
Executive Director – Zurich (CH)
Senior leader in information security engineering organization of global systemically important bank

  • Deputy and Chief of Staff to the Managing Director of 180-person security technology group in European strategy, business continuity, and staff leadership forums
  • Managed highly experienced information security consulting team with 21 reports on 4 continents, and an annual budget exceeding CHF 8 million
  • Delivered end-to-end application security testing framework for mission-critical software across all divisions of the bank, allowing UBS to systematically reduce risk from software vulnerabilities and compliance impact
  • Led successful international rollout of software developer security education and software assurance program
  • Improved information security capabilities with significant regulatory impact during major budget cuts

2009 – 2012
ABN AMRO
Senior Risk Manager – Amsterdam (NL), Paris (FR), Cologne (DE)
Information security risk advisor for retail, commercial, investment, and private banking

  • Responsible for information security risk analysis, avoidance and mitigation exposure for systems handling multibillion-euro transaction volumes, with quantifiable risk reduction of up to €30 million per project
  • Single point of contact for corporate information security analysis organization on numerous major projects across Asia and Europe; principal risk manager for Germany and France
  • Built strategic relationships between bank’s country organizations and corporate information

2000 – 2009
Chakraborty SW GmbH

Principal Consultant – Zurich (CH), Santiago (CL), Buenos Aires (AR)

May 2000 – Nov 2000
Deutsche Merchant AG

Chief Architect – Munich (DE)

Aug 1998 – May 2000
Perot Systems AG

Systems and Security Engineer – Basel (CH)

Feb 1997 – Jul 1998
Bull (Suisse) SA
Systems and Security Engineer – Basel / Zurich (CH)

Languages

  • English: native speaker
  • German / Swiss German: native speaker
  • French: fluent written/spoken
  • Spanish: fluent written/spoken

Publications

Conference Presentations 2018 – Present