Herwig Thyssens

Privacy Officer

Herwig Thyssens (CGEIT, CISM, CISA. CISSP, CDP) has a strong career background as an IT Governance/Security consultant (Ernst &Young, Ascure, and Banksys). After heading SWIFT’s Programme Management Office, Herwig is currently IT Manager at the CIO Office of SWIFT.  He is responsible for SWIFT’s Security Control Frameworks, Offshoring initiatives, as well as being SWIFT’s Privacy Officer.  Herwig is based in Belgium. He will bring to the panel his practical experience as a technology/security specialist who came to the privacy world up to become a global Privacy Officer, including how his technical and IT financial management knowledge has influenced the way he addresses privacy compliance. Herwig lectures the IT Governance, Risk, Quality, Maturity, Audit and Assurance module at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.