CISO , Unilever
Kirsten Davies was appointed CISO at Unilever in July 2021. The industry veteran was previously CISO at the Estée Lauder group. An experienced security leader, she has previously led the security function at Siemens, HPE, and Barclays Africa – where she designed and led the Converged Security function for Barclays Africa amid the bank’s separation from Barclays PLC.
Davies also established Barclays’ Converged Security Academy, which guided applicants through a 14-week immersion course to re-skill them for entry level cybersecurity positions – with training spanning cybersecurity, information security, fraud defence, physical and executive security, and forensics/investigations.