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

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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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Aristotelis Tzafalias
Policy Officer
DG Connect - European Commission

Aristotle Tzafalias is a Policy Officer in the Unit 'Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy Policy' within the European Commission in Brussels (Directorate-General Communication Networks, Content and Technology) which he joined in 2012.

His work is focused on the implementation of the European Cybersecurity Certification Framework and the Cybersecurity Act. Previously he has been involved in many other aspects of the European Commission’s such as the Computer Security Incident Response Teams Network, the European Blueprint for coordinated response to large-scale cross-border cybersecurity incidents and crises. Aristotle also works closely with other Commission Services and the European External Action Service on cybersecurity policy in areas such as financial services, trade, cybercrime and law enforcement.

Before joining the European Commission, he was employed by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Greece where he was an advisor to the Ministry's CISO and liaison with the Greek National Security Agency and National Accreditation Authority on matters of compliance and accreditation. Aristotle has served in the Greek Embassies in Islamabad and Damascus.

He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Crete in Heraklion.

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