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Schneider Electric appoints Asaf Ahmad as Senior Cybersecurity Governance Officer for its Pacific Zone

Schneider Electric, a leading digital transformation, energy management and automation company, has announced the appointment of Asaf Ahmad as the new Senior Cybersecurity Governance Officer for the Pacific Zone. With his recent commencement in this role, Asaf will play a crucial part in Schneider Electric’s Cybersecurity Governance, Risk, and Compliance division, focusing on minimizing risk and enhancing cybersecurity capabilities across the organization.

Bringing over 35 years of experience to the table, along with a Master of Technology in Management and Systems and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Asaf will be responsible for leading, reviewing, and improving Schneider Electric’s cybersecurity posture. His expertise will contribute to the strategic vision of the business while ensuring the protection and management of cybersecurity risks for Schneider Electric, its customers, and other stakeholders.

Expressing his excitement about his new role, Asaf Ahmad stated, “I am thrilled to be joining the Pacific Zone team and looking forward to leveraging my previous experience to deliver the business’ strategic vision, while protecting and managing cybersecurity risks to Schneider Electric, its customers, and other stakeholders.”

Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Asaf held positions in both the private and government sectors, where he focused on implementing information security management systems. Notably, he has worked in the oil and gas industry, gaining expertise in system engineering, digital technologies, and advanced control in refineries. He has also served as the Chief Information Security Officer at Fire & Rescue NSW.

“I’ve long admired the work that Schneider Electric does in building the future of digital and sustainable energy. My vision for the role is to support Schneider Electric’s talented team and its existing partnerships across the stakeholder ecosystem to raise the cyber resilience bar,” added Asaf.

In addition to his role at Schneider Electric, Asaf continues to serve as the president of the board of directors for the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). He has made significant contributions to cyber security professional leadership and certifications, addressing the industry’s emerging cybersecurity needs and building a cyber-safe ecosystem. Furthermore, Asaf volunteers as the NSW Cyber Security Ambassador for Investment NSW, where he actively encourages young people to join the cyber security sector, addressing the talent shortage and promoting the growth of this exciting industry.

Andre Shori, APAC Chief Information Security Officer, expressed his enthusiasm for Asaf’s appointment, stating, “We’re thrilled to have Asaf on board at Schneider Electric. His capability and passion for continuous improvement in the cybersecurity industry make him the perfect fit for us, and his extensive expertise in cybersecurity will be invaluable for the APAC region.”

Schneider Electric continues to prioritize cybersecurity as an essential aspect of its operations, and with the appointment of Asaf Ahmad, they are reinforcing their commitment to safeguarding their customers, partners, and stakeholders from evolving cyber threats.

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