Ed Sleiman

Head of Information Security, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

A visionary leader with over more than 3 decades of IT and cybersecurity risk management experience. Ed Sleiman runs the enterprise information security program of a university city comprising of a university, housing community and an associated K-12 school. He understands and articulates the impact of cybersecurity on (digital) business and communicates this to senior stakeholders. He understands that securing information assets and associated technology, applications, systems and processes in the wider ecosystem in which the organization operates is as important as protecting information within the organization's perimeter, which allowed him to transition his organization very smoothly into the new norm of remote working. A key element of his role is working with executive management to determine acceptable levels of risk for the organization. As a thought leader and builder of consensus, he is well conversed with the languages of business and technology.