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H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti

Head of Cyber Security, United Arab Emirates Government

CISO of the Year 2021

Mohammed Al-Doseri

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Tas'heel Finance, Saudi Arabia

Hamad Al Katheri

CISO, Ministry of Tourism, Saudi Arabia

Col Saeed Al Hajri

Director Cyber Crime Department, Dubai Police, UAE

Global trailblazer, driving the company’s cybersecurity vision of building a safe and secure intelligent connected digital world in the UAE and the region

Aloysius Cheang

Chief Security Officer, Huawei UAE, United Arab Emirates

Francisco Z. Gaspar

Lead Cybersecurity, Telefónica, Germany

Craig Jones

Director Cybercrime, Interpol, Singapore

Rastislav Janota

Director, National Cyber Security Centre (SK-CERT), National Security Authority, Slovakia

Kayihan Altinoz

AGM at the Information Technologies General Directorate, Ministry of Interior Turkey, Turkey

Ayad (Ed) Sleiman

CISO, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Shaju Bhaskaran

Information Security Officer & Head of SOC - SMART QATAR, Ooredoo Qatar, Qatar

Eng. Abdullah Biary

Chief Information Security Officer, United Cooperative Assurance, Saudi Arabia

Anoop Paudval

Information Security Manager, Gulf News, UAE

Ben Halpret

CISO, Groupon, US

Christine de Souza

Board of Directors, Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI), US

Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi

Director General, FIA (Federal Investigating Authority), Pakistan

Vivek Gupta

Vice President – Information Security (Global & Group CISO), GEMS Education, UAE

Heidi Young

Co-Founder, Women in Cyber Security Middle East, UAE

Khaula Karim

Co-Founder, SheSec Pakistan, Pakistan

Biju Hameed

Head- Technology Infrastructure Operations, Dubai Airports, UAE

Shamma Bin Hamad

Founder-CEO, CyberHero, UAE

Linoy Kidd

CIO - Markets and Securities, HSBC, UAE

Dr. Lopa Mudraa Basuu

VP ISM CyberSecurity & Technology Controls (APAC & EMEA), India

Osei Bonsu Dickson

Chief Legal Advisor, Ministry of National Security, Republic of Ghana