Chief Global Strategy Officer at ISACA

Experienced leader and board member, international authority in Cybersecurity, with a proven track record in developing and managing strategy, programs and initiatives. Innovative thinker, with several international patents to his name, proven successful communicator and consensus builder across borders and cultures.

Chris is the Chief Global Strategy Officer of ISACA, an international non-for-profit association with 225 Chapters, serving more than 165,000 IT, Cybersecurity, Information Security, Audit, Risk and Compliance professionals. He is working with the Board of Directors and Top Management towards the continuous alignment of the organization’s strategy with the changing needs of its members, chapters and industries in 188 countries. He provides thought leadership in the Digital Trust space, future directions in collaboration with the ISACA Global Community, as well as leads strategy implementation in terms of business planning and execution at a global level. He is also Chair of the Board for ISACA Europe.

Chris has served ISACA as a volunteer for the past 19 years, as Chair of the board for 2 consecutive terms (2015-2016 and 2016-2017), as director of the board for 9 terms (2010-2014 and 2015-2021) and as Chair and member of multiple committees of the association.

Chris is also a former Group CEO of a global gaming solutions supplier and operator active in 42 regulated jurisdictions around the world. From 2007 to 2021, Chris has served as Board Member, Group CEO, Group Chief Services and Delivery Officer, Group Director of Technology Operations and Group Director of Information Security. Prior to that role, he held positions in cybersecurity consulting firms.

He has also served as a member of the Permanent Stakeholders Group (PSG) of the European Cybersecurity Agency (ENISA) from 2012 to 2015.

Chris has been working in the area of information technology for 22 years, he holds 3 patents, 6 awards and has authored more than 150 publications.

He holds a degree (Bachelor’s and Master’s) in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Ph.D. in Information Security.