Ramy Houssaini is the Chief Cyber and Technology Risk Officer and Group Data Protection Officer for BNP Paribas. He is an internationally recognized executive with a unique background in Cyber Security, Data Privacy, Operational Risk Management and Technology. He has extensive global experience in the Financial Services, Consumers Goods, Telecom and Healthcare industries. Ramy is passionate about creating and sustaining an anticipative risk culture where pragmatic and collaborative risk management is a daily part of corporate decision-making in support of the Digital transformation and innovation strategies.
He has joined BNP Paribas in May 2017 to set up and lead the Second Line of defense for Technology Risk within the Group’s Global Risk Function covering all aspects of Information, Communication and Technology Risks globally. In February 2018, he was also appointed as the Group’s Data Protection Officer to build and orchestrate a global network of Data Protection Officers and Chief Privacy Officers in compliance with GDPR and other international Privacy regulations. He is a member of the RISK Executive Board reporting to the Group’s Chief Risk Officer.
Prior to his current role, Ramy served as the Vice President of British Telecom in Europe, the Regional head of the Cyber Practice for Accenture and as the Vice President for Global Risk Management at Visa. He is an active member of several industry boards and forums with a focus on Operational Resilience, Data Privacy and Cyber Security. He also serves on the Risk and Compliance Committee of the Board of a California based healthcare company and the advisory board of several startups focusing on optimizing operational risks.
Ramy earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from McGill University, a Masters of Science from the McCormick School of engineering at Northwestern University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Fuqua school of Business at Duke University.