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

Dr. Jamie Saunders

Oxford Martin Fellow, University of Oxford

Tarun Ghulati

President & CEO at Squared Watermelon Ltd

Stéphane Duguin

CEO, CyberPeace Institute

Inge Bryan

Chief Executive Officer, FOX-IT

Dr. Melanie Garson

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

Roberta “Bobbie” Stempfley

Chair, Board of Directors, Center for Internet Security

Fahad D. Alsehli

Threat Intelligence & Vulnerability Management Director, Saudi Telecommunication Company

Craig Newmark


Michael Lashlee

Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Security Officer, Mastercard

Rob Spiger

Principal Security Strategist, Global Cybersecurity Policy Team, Microsoft

Robert Sheldon

Director, Public Policy & Strategy, CrowdStrike

Carlos Alvarez

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

Christopher Painter

President, Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Foundation

Dianna Langley

Chief Operating Officer, NetHope

Esther George

CEO and Founder, Zyber Global Centre

Fiona Asonga

Chief Executive Officer, Technology Service Providers Association of Kenya

Joyce Hakmeh

Deputy Director, International Security Programme, Chatham House

Govind Shivkumar

Director in the Responsible Technology Program, Omidyar Network

Liina Areng

Director, EU CyberNet

Olaf Kolkman

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

Raúl Echeberría

Executive Director, Latinamerican Internet Association

Josh Kennedy-White

Director, DivisionX Global

Līga Rozentāle

Strategic Consultant

Dr. Towela Nyirenda Jere

Head of the Economic Integration Division at the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)

Elaine McKechnie

Senior Manager, Information & Security at Virgin Money

Paul Diaz

Public Interest Registry, Vice President of Policy

Ciaran Martin

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

London, UK

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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