Cybersecurity risk should not be an IT-restricted concern, but a business issue involving all areas and functions. Having an integrated view of business risk is mandatory.

Marcos Sêmola

EY Cybersecurity Partner, Leader for Energy in LAS

A 30 years seasoned information technology Senior Executive with a proven track record in top oil & gas and consulting multi-national companies (Modulo, Schlumberger-Atos and Shell). Skilled in IT management; strategy, planning & operation; digital transformation; governance, risk & compliance; data privacy & protection; cybersecurity consulting services, and business development.

Professional with a comprehensive set of business competencies and experiences, diverse in scope - entrepreneurship, business development, consulting, strategy, and general management - across different sectors - Energy, Finance, Professional Services, and Retail - and in multiple geographies - global, regional and local in Netherlands, Brazil and United Kingdom - with particular strengths on stakeholder management, differentiated customer value propositions and excellence in contributing to the bottom line and greatest shareholder value.

Sêmola is a Master's student in Innovation at HEC Paris; postgraduate degree in Disruptive Strategy from Harvard Business School; postgraduate degree in negotiation from the London Business School; MBA in Applied Technology from FGV and Bachelor in Computer Science from UCP.

An active member of relevant professional bodies as a former vice-president, counselor member of the board of directors of ISACA® global association, VP Cybersecurity of SmartCity Institute, member of ABINC® Brazilian Association of IoT, AMCHAM® American Chamber of Commerce, a former member of the Advisory Board of CEBDS® for Sustainability, founder member of the CSEC® Cybersecurity Enterprise Council Brazil, IAPP® and IBGC member, 23+ MBA Professor of FGV Business School with 8 published books, international certifications (CISM® CIPM® CDPSE® PDPP® PCI/DSS QSA® ISO27K®LA) and awards (InfoSec Professional of the Year 2003/2004), social leadership mentor at Gerando Falcoes ONG, Endeavor business mentor, former Founder Institute startup accelerator director and angel investor of Anjos do Brasil.

*Energy sector composed by Oil&Gas, Mining &Metals and Power&Utilities industries.

How Marcos is building a better working world 

The way we work transforms the experience of everyone around us and conveys our values, influencing the way people see us and the workplace. That's why I encourage and support the diversity of opinions in order to create an environment of trust where different visions are valuable and where everyone can feel like part of the team, working guided by a common goal."

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