CSO Roundtable Speaker Biographies


Georg is Director Security EMEA for Oracle Deutscheland. He worked within the German Luftwaffe and Services for 18 years and has been a security executive for another 20 years with IT/computer companies from the United States. He’s been with Oracle for 12 years.


Bernard started his career in 1983 as air traffic controller in the French Navy before being posted for more than 17 years in a specialized service of the French government, alternating positions in headquarters and in many countries abroad, especially in Asia, including leadership position in special operations. After more than 25 years, he finished as a high-ranking officer.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Global Risk and Crisis Management (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University) and several other degrees in operational management in financial analysis (ESSEC Business School, Paris). Bernard was auditor of the Institute for the Study and Security Research Enterprise (IERSE-INHESJ-Paris).

Bernard was the first person in France to attend the ASIS Program for Security Executives from The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania.

He joined the international logistics company FM Logistic Corporate SAS in 2008 as Chief Security Officer for the Group. After setting up the function he enlarged his scope to Strategic Intelligence and has worked in close relationship with the team dedicated to mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

He was awarded Security Director of the year in 2010 in private security awards ceremony in France and became chair of the ASIS French Chapter the same year. He is ASIS CSO Roundtable member, and adviser for A&B Strategy Company. He is the author of numerous articles on risk management and Strategic Intelligence. He was appointed Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 2005.


Professor Martin Gill is a criminologist and Director of Perpetuity Research which started life as a spin out company from the University of Leicester. Martin has been actively involved in a range of studies relating to different aspects of business crime including, the causes of false burglar alarms, why fraudsters steal, the effectiveness of CCTV, the victims of identity fraud, how companies protect their brand image, the generators of illicit markets and stolen goods, to name but a few.

Martin has been extensively involved with evaluation research and with the offender’s perspective looking at how they target certain people and premises and aim to circumvent security measures. He has published widely (13 books and over 100 articles) and is currently working on the second edition of the 'Handbook' of Security' (to be published in 2014). Martin is a Fellow of The Security Institute, a member of the Company of Security Professionals (and a Freeman of the City of London), he is a member of the both ASIS International Research Council and the Academic and Training Programs Committee and a Trustee of the ASIS Foundation.

In 2002 the ASIS Security Foundation made a ‘citation for distinguished service’ in ‘recognition of his significant contribution to the security profession’. In 2009 he was one of the country’s top 5 most quoted criminologists. In 2010 he was recognised by the BSIA with a special award for ‘outstanding service to the security sector’. In 2013 IFSEC placed him in the top 40 most influential fire and security experts in the world.


Radek has more than 13 years of experience in leading security management positions, including almost 8 in the Chief Security Officer role, encompassing all the fields of security business. As of July 2011, he functions as Vice President International Security at the Deutsche Telekom Group Headquarters in Bonn, Germany. In addition, he is a Senior Regional Vice President Europe and a past member of the Professional Certification Board of the ASIS International. He possesses two university master degrees - in Law and Legal science (aimed at EU law and criminology) and in Finance and Business administration (MBA from the UK's Sheffield Hallam University). He is also an ASIS board certified security management professional (CPP), a UK Chartered Security Professional (CSyP) and a Fellow of The UK's Security Institute (FSyI).


Axel is Senior Vice President Group Security Policy and Public Safety at Deutsche Telekom AG. As Group Security Coordinator he is responsible for assuring the holistic and group-wide approach in security reaching from classical business security to cyber- and IT/data-security. He is also in charge for defining and transforming the Group's security policy and strategy. Furthermore he is responsible for Public Safety, legal and normative standards for Security as well as assuring compliance with all requirements regarding public safety in Germany including but not limited to lawful interception and data provision.

Axel reports directly to Dr. Thomas Kremer, Board member Deutsche Telekom AG for Data Privacy, Legal Affairs and Compliance. He is co-author of the “Rechts-Handbuch zum E-Commerce“ (Legal Compendium on E-Commerce) as well as author of further publications regarding Internet-/media law as well as security. He is a German qualified lawyer.


Nina worked as a police officer within the Norwegian police for 23 years, specialising in crime scene and computer forensics investigation. When leaving she joined the Norwegian Courts Administration (NCA) as the security manager and with a national security advisory role towards the courts of Norway. Additionally, she was the project manager for the courts national security project and part of the advisory panel of the EU SurPRISE project. She currently works as the security manager for One Voice AS, Norway’s leading supplier of tools (CIM®) for comprehensive security management.


As a Swedish Police Officer since 1977 Kristina has experienced many different parts of the law enforcement environment. She started out as a patrol officer in Stockholm and continued as a watch commander and criminal investigator. Since 1989 has been part of the Swedish Security Service where I have mostly worked with focus on counter terrorism, different types of extremism and with close protection including threat and risk evaluations. Additional she served in two missions on the Balkans, a UN mission in Bosnia Herzegovina and an EU mission in Kosovo. She was appointed the Head of Security, Business Manager Security, at Europol in May 2012. Her areas of responsibilities are the Internal Investigation Service, Information Security and Confidentiality, Physical Security, Security Engineering, Threat- and Risk Assessments, and Business Continuity Management.


Since 2008 Volker Wagner has been in charge of the alignment of Group Business Security at Deutsche Telekom AG. As Senior Vice President he deals internationally with the group’s security and Business Continuity Management and is responsible for business security in over 50 countries. Previously he held leadership positions in the areas of audit, finance and sales. He is the chairman of the German Association for Security in Industry and Commerce and a board member of two German security associations. Internationally he is engaged in ASIS as the chair of the European Convergence Subcommittee. In 2010 Volker attended a 6 month seminar for Security Policy at the Federal Academy for Security Studies in Berlin, Germany's highest-ranking inter-ministerial institution for advanced education in the field. In addition he holds a business management degree from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.


Richard is the Director for Global Security at Medtronic Inc., serving EMEAC and APAC. Medtronic is the world’s largest medical technology company with over 46,000 employees serving 140 countries, offering an unprecedented breadth and depth of innovative therapies to fulfill their mission of alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life, improving a life every three seconds.

Richard has over 25 years’ experience in security and an extensive background in investigations, IT security and policy and strategy development, delivering security services that contribute to the business.

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