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Chris Ampofo

Executive Level Cyber Security Advisor

Works remotely from London

  • 51.509648
  • -0.099076
  • Suggested rate €1,119 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location
London, England, United Kingdom
Remote only
Primarily works remotely

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  • English

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Chris in a few words

As C-Level executive with 15+ years of experience in implementing enterprise-wide Information Security and
Data Privacy programs aligned with regulatory frameworks such as ISO 27001, NIST, CIS, SOC, and GDPR.
In my recent role at Uphold as CIO and CISO reporting to the board, I am responsible for a team of 300+
employees across multiple regions responsible for the development and implementation of Cyber Security and
Data Privacy strategies to secure critical assets and comply with international regulatory standards.
I have strong financial background, strategic application of emerging technologies, consulting experience, and
operational leadership – taking companies to next-level growth and driving innovation, build clear business
cases for new solutions, set IT governance standards, and build stakeholder consensus.

Experience

Uphold Inc.

Chief Information Officer

United Kingdom

February 2020 - Today (2 years and 10 months)

Uphold Inc.

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

London, UK

November 2018 - Today (4 years and 1 month)

Responsible for providing strategic advice, direction, and implementation of Information Security and Data Privacy frameworks, and driving awareness, accountability, risk-based initiatives throughout the organisation towards greater business transparency and reinforcing trust from third parties, business partners and customers.

goAfrica

Chief Technology Officer

London, UK

May 2018 - August 2019 (1 year and 3 months)

goAfrica is a B2B marketplace that enables buyers and suppliers worldwide to trade with buyers and suppliers within Africa.

IPREO LTD

Data Privacy & Information Security Officer

London, UK

July 2014 - June 2018 (3 years and 11 months)

Responsible for the developing procedures and policies related to the prevention, detection, and response to Information Security and Data Privacy related risks, partnering with external legal counsel on the execution of programs to ensure that Ipreo's global practices around personal information of clients, prospective clients, employees and partners comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations, company practices and standards, as well as leading industry practices.

Debtdomain

Global Head of IT Operations

October 2010 - July 2014 (3 years and 9 months)


• Lead the execution of technology strategy for technology platforms, partnerships, and external relationships.
• Negotiate global contracts and manage vendor accounts - exploiting economies of scale of debtdomain worldwide presence to secure discounted pricing and/or preferential terms of service, as well as influencing vendor product development roadmaps.
• Developed and implemented ISO 27001 framework globally
• Anticipate and react to major technology changes to ensure the maintenance of company leadership within the loan syndication software industry.
• Establish technical standards and ensure adherence to them for product development and company operations.
• Designing and deploying global solutions using cloud technology including disaster recovery.
• Developed an IT security strategy and due diligence documents for security audits.

Braesphere

Managing Director

August 2010 - February 2011 (6 months)


• Developed and rolled-out the marketing plan, including new product development and launch programmes that will allow Braesphere to evolve from a startup to vision driven solution and services company
• Created an applications strategy, roadmap, policies, and standards based on business plans and application requirements
• Managed budgeting, planning, forecasting, and variance reporting for IT services group
• Developed teams, processes and systems to ensure our rapid growth strategy was achieved
• Worked with our clients to develop custom innovative solutions and strategy for a global brand

Knowledgewire Systems Ltd

Founder

July 2004 - July 2010 (6 years)

Managing Director / Founder

Knowledgewire Systems Ltd

Managing Director

January 2005 - January 2010 (5 years)


• Architected and designed TalkSheet CRM software based on 3-tier client server model using latest Microsoft technologies
• Developed and rolled-out the marketing plan, including new product development and launch programmes that will allow KnowledgeWire to evolve from a product-driven company to a market-led provider of solutions and services.
• Managed budgeting, planning, forecasting, and variance reporting for IT services group
• Led the vision, strategy and business planning process to introduce KnowledgeWire as a solution provider for Travel and Foreign Exchange industry
• Developed teams, processes and systems to ensure our 3 year growth strategy was achieved
• Worked with our clients to develop a CRM vision and strategy for a global brand and aligned data points in one common global solution.
• Planned and organised delivery of a packaged solution to be exhibited at the Travel Technology Exhibition at Earl Court in 2008.
• Provided effective management, leadership, coaching and development of staff to achieve company and department goals and objectives.
• Introduced development and delivery procedures to ensure successful release of product and services to client base
• Directed development, maintenance and compliance with appropriate standards, policies and practices required to efficiently manage all environments.
• Effectively interacted with a broad range of senior, technical and functional management and subject matter experts throughout the company regarding strategy and services.

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