Sudhir EthirajGlobal Head of Cybersecurity Office, TÜV Süd
In his role as the Global Head of Cybersecurity Office (CSO) at TÜV SÜD, Sudhir Ethiraj leads the global team of Cybersecurity within TÜV SÜD as an overarching function across the different divisions and international business units. He is responsible for driving TÜV SÜD’s transformation for being a trusted partner in areas of cybersecurity and digital trust business with a focus on developing a comprehensive service offering portfolio and driving TÜV SÜD’s exchange with political and industry bodies. He also leads the topic of strategic partnerships for TÜV SÜD’s Cybersecurity business. Next to his role as the Global Head of CSO, Sudhir also leads TÜV SÜD’s active participation at the Charter of Trust with 18 large industry partners focusing on achieving collaboration in cybersecurity and aimed at being the voice of the industry for cybersecurity. He also chairs the principal task force “Security by Default” in the Charter of Trust. Before joining TÜV SÜD, Sudhir worked at Cisco Systems in Germany, where he was a responsible consulting engineer for large banks and other financial institutions in Europe for data center, routing, and switching topics. He also was driving the strategic partnership for Cisco in the areas for a Deep Learning/Machine learning project with partners like NVIDIA, Google, and UnternehmerTUM. Sudhir holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering specializing in robotics and a Master of Finance from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management focusing on risk management.