Advisory Board

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Phédra Clouner
Deputy Director
Centre for Cyber Security Belgium

After having obtained a Master’s degree in Ancient History and  Master’s degree in Information & Communication Technology at the ULB, Phédra Clouner started her carrier at the Ministry of Finance as IT Project Manager. Specializing in document management, enterprise content management and records management, she becomes responsible of information management, business intelligence and web content management at the Ministry of Justice. In parallel, she becomes chair of document@work, the belgo-Luxembourg-association  for Enterprise Content Management  and founds and manages the Belgian antenna of  FEDISA international (the fedération for information lifecycle management, storage and archiving).  Given her passion for information security, she also took up a CISO function for the Ministry of Justice and evolves further in that area. She has been Deputy Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Belgium since its creation a little over 3 years ago.

She’s  Founding Member of the Women4Cyber Initiative, launched by European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) and also member of the Advisory board of The FIC (Forum International de la Cybersécurité) .

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Claudio Bolla
Group Information Security Director

Claudio holds an Executive Master in Cybersecurity and Risk Management from Solvay Brussels School. Claudio is an experienced cybersecurity executive within the chemical sector with over 20 years in IT Management and information security throughout Europe and the United States. His combination of experiences: academic, personal and professional, ensures a strategic but pragmatic approach to cyber security and risk management. Claudio has been working for 18 years for INEOS, supporting the growth from a small company to today large multinational with over $60 Billion in Turnover. In his current role as Group Information Security Director, Claudio actively advises on the security strategy and roadmap, adjusting the security posture in an ever-changing landscape, shaping the internal culture and future direction. Claudio regularly participates as guest lecturer and speakers at executive master classes on risk management and at cyber security events around the world. In the past few years, he focused his attention on cyber security awareness at the senior executive level, within and outside his organization, contributing on:

  • Board of Directors of ISACA Belgium a non-profit Chapter of ISACA International, organization that aims at promoting and elevating the visibility of the Information Security profession.
  • Governing Body of the Benelux CISO Group, dedicated to creating a unique community for C-level audience that are committed to deepening their partnerships around Digital Transformation and Cyber Security.


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Alain Desausoi
Deputy CISO

Alain Desausoi is currently SWIFT’s Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), following 6 years tenure as SWIFT’s Chief Information Security Officer.

He joined SWIFT in 1988 in the Customer product software development group as lead Architect of the Alliance Access product family. Following this Alain held a number of IT Strategy roles and became lead Architect of SWIFTNet. In 2003, Alain joined the Security group of SWIFT where he established and led the overall information security programme, including the SWIFT’s security risk management practices.

Prior to working at SWIFT, Alain worked as software engineer delivering software and hardware development of autonomous systems like EFTPOS, industrial automation and digital telephony systems.

Alain is a civil engineer in electronics and computer science, graduating from l’Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, in 1981.


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Yves Schellekens
Business Group Leader Industries

Yves is since 2016, Business Group Leader Digital at Agoria and  Member of the Executive Board of the Belgian Drone Council. In Agoria, his main responsibilities are Cybersecurity, Drone Ecosystem ,Location Intelligence and authoring & reprography. Yves is also co-chair of Cybersecurity Coalition Focus Group Cyber Security Act. He has a master in Economics and Business from KUL Louvain. Continued executive training at both  Stanford University and Thunderbird School of Global Management and started his career in wholesale banking, at Citibank, Manufacturers Hanover Bank and Continental Bank. Yves has a successful international career in large ICT Services companies, including most recently as Managing Director Of EDS Belux, Managing Director Fujitsu Services Belux  and Partner at CSC Belux.



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Peter Spiegeleer
Enterprise Security Architect

After having graduated as a civil engineer, Peter started his career in the information assurance domain at Belgacom. He has over 20 years of experience in IT, with proven track records in information security governance, risk and compliance, enterprise architecture, software engineering, and IT security, in telecoms, banking & insurance and the public sector. When working at IBM, Peter was the lead architect of various custom application development and integration engagements, ranging from billing and clearing, road user charging, freight transportation planning, as well as various integration and automation projects for information security management. Peter was the leader of IBM Belgium’s Security Focus Group, a member of the IBM BeNeLux Technical Leadership Team and a people manager. At present, as the Enterprise Security Architect of Proximus, Peter is responsible for the strategy definition and architectural governance of the cyber defense program, supporting the enablement of Proximus’ business transformation programs.

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