Meet the GCA Team

The Global Cyber Alliance is home to leading minds with extensive cybersecurity expertise gained across both the private and public sectors. As a truly global organization, our team lives and works on multiple continents and represents a diverse cross section of business, technical, policy, and administrative professionals. Along with our staff, we are supported by a Board of Directors, a global group of Strategic Advisors who help steer GCA, and Ambassadors who help represent GCA around the world.

Board of Directors

Brian Cimbolic

Chief Legal and Policy Officer, Public Interest Registry

Carlos Alvarez

Director, Trust and Public Safety Engagement, ICANN. Board of Directors, FIRST.

Robert Sheldon

Senior Director, Public Policy & Strategy, CrowdStrike

Rob Spiger

Principal Security Strategist, Global Cybersecurity Policy Team, Microsoft

Craig Newmark


Fahad D. Alsehli

Threat Intelligence & Vulnerability Management Director, Saudi Telecommunication Company

Roberta “Bobbie” Stempfley

Chair, Board of Directors, Center for Internet Security

Dr. Melanie Garson

Cyber Policy Lead & Acting Director of Geopolitics,Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Inge Bryan

Former Chief Executive Officer, FOX-IT

Stéphane Duguin

CEO, CyberPeace Institute

Tarun Ghulati

President & CEO, Squared Watermelon, Ltd.

Bonnie Leff

Senior VP, Corporate Security, Mastercard

Christopher Painter

President, Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Foundation

Dianna Langley

Chief Operating Officer, NetHope

Dr. Jamie Saunders

Oxford Martin Fellow, University of Oxford

Elaine McKechnie

Senior Manager, Information & Security, Virgin Money

Dr. Towela Nyirenda Jere

Head of the Economic Integration Division, African Union Development Agency

Līga Rozentāle

Strategic Consultant

Josh Kennedy-White

Director, DivisionX Global

Raúl Echeberría

Executive Director, Latinamerican Internet Association

Olaf Kolkman

Principal - Internet Technology, Policy, and Advocacy at the Internet Society

Liina Areng

Director, EU CyberNet

Govind Shivkumar

Director in the Responsible Technology Program, Omidyar Network

Joyce Hakmeh

Deputy Director, International Security Programme, Chatham House

Fiona Asonga

Chief Executive Officer, Technology Service Providers Association of Kenya

Esther George

CEO and Founder, Zyber Global Centre

Ciaran Martin

Professor of Practice, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

From New York to London and around the globe, we’re uniting the best and brightest cyber minds to build a better future. Want to join us?

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