Paul van Kessel

Paul van Kessel

Former EY Global Advisory Cybersecurity Leader

Boardroom cybersecurity discussion leader. Values simplicity in language. Enjoys sports and travel. Proud father of a daughter and a son.

Paul is an experienced professional focused on cybersecurity, risk management, finance and boardroom consulting.

He worked with global clients to design, execute and recommend their cybersecurity strategy, across industries including banking, insurance, retail, technology and gaming.

Prior to working in financial services, Paul focused on academics, teaching accounting and information systems research. He has also served as a director of internal audit and as a chief risk officer.

Paul has a Master’s degree in accounting and business/management from Tilburg University, a Master’s degree from the Executive Program at Kellogg School of Management and a Master’s degree from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

How Paul is building a better working world

“I focus on helping organizations grow their business in a safe environment without disruption, as well as making sure that their business is trusted by their clients, whether that relates to the delivery of goods and services, the processing of payments or the safeguarding of their personal data.

While hackers and cybercrime are a reality we have to live with, I contribute as much as I can to build the strongest and most innovative defenses we have in the industry.”