Photographic portrait of Carlos Perez Chalico
In the Transformative Age, data has become the single most valuable strategic asset for private businesses. If you wait until you’re attacked to take action, it’s already too late.

Carlos Perez Chalico

EY Canada Private Cybersecurity and Privacy Leader

I have over 23 years of experience in cybersecurity, IT risk management and privacy matters. In my free time, I read, write, go route-cycling and volunteer.

As the Canadian EY Private Cybersecurity and Privacy Leader, Carlos supports organizations to effectively face their challenges on cybersecurity, privacy, IT risk and IT governance matters.

Carlos started his career with EY in 1996 in Mexico City, took a pause in 2012 and rejoined EY in Toronto in 2018. Throughout his career, Carlos has helped companies of all sizes keep up with the rapid evolution of cyber threats by keeping their data safe and leveraging technology to drive growth and innovation.

Carlos also teaches at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and volunteers for the ISACA Toronto Chapter and IAPP Canada. He was appointed as a Privacy by Design Ambassador in 2011 by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. Carlos has been invited to speak at multiple events and conferences in Latin America, USA, Canada and Europe.

Carlos holds a bachelor’s degree in IT Management and multiple designations related to cybersecurity, IT risk management and governance (CISA, CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, ISO 27001 LA).

How Carlos is building a better working world

“Over the course of my career, I’ve had the chance to interact with many privacy practitioners including think-tanks and regulators from around the world. It’s an exciting time to help private companies embed robust data and privacy risk assessment, protection and countermeasures into every stage and facet of their business.”