As an experienced Cyber Executive, Board Member for Digitalization & Risk Management, and Tech-Startup Advisor, Uwe Kissmann is the head of AlixPartners’ EMEA Cyber Security Consulting business. Working with Executive Leadership of various Fortune 2000 companies, Uwe ensures business centric cyber security and digitalization approaches are implemented.
In a world where a superior digitalization approach of a company and its protection is one of the key parameters of its success, he ensures that corporate value is created, maintained and restored. By taking a business centric, risk-/cost-optimized and vendor neutral, solutionoriented approach to cyber security, he helps owners, investors, and C-level executives to optimize their investments in cyber security. Uwe’s approach also embeds human aspects and behavioural change processes on all organisational levels. Uwe also supports cyber companies in shaping their businesses for success in the highly dynamic cyber market. Furthermore, Uwe also manages large cyber security programs for its clients and leads turnarounds and transformation projects of cyber security companies.
In previous roles, Uwe has also worked as CISO for the EMEA Outsourcing division of a large IT company for more than five years.
Uwe serves on several boards and advisory panels in the area of information and cyber security, is a business angel of several startups, and lectures on cybersecurity for executives at the University of St. Gallen (HSG).
He is a recognized expert in the field on cyber security and on digitalisation aspects with frequent appearances on newspapers, TV& radio and numerous articles about Cyber Security, IT Security and Information Risk Management in leading magazines and newspapers.