Cezary Piekarski

Global Head, Cyber Security, Information & Cyber Security, Standard Chartered

Cezary heads the Cyber Security function and is a member of the global CISO leadership team for Standard Chartered Bank. He is responsible for IT infrastructure and network security, data protection and security, security testing and vulnerability management, application security, security monitoring and analytics, as well as the Security Operations Centre with 24 by 7 coverage of a leading international bank operating across 59 markets. Based in Singapore, he leads a team of experts based in Malaysia, India, Poland, Singapore, USA and the UK.

Cezary joined Standard Chartered in January 2019. Prior to starting in his current role in August 2021, he successfully built the Cyber Defence & Threat Management function within the Bank. His earlier professional experience includes the role of Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Bank Millennium and leading transformational security projects for clients in Central Europe and beyond at Deloitte.

He has 20 years of professional experience in areas such as security management, technology security, forensic and anti-fraud. He is a frequent speaker on Polish and European security conferences and has served on several domestic and international program and advisory boards. As a member of the McAfee Global Security Council, he delivered strategy-focused advisory to McAfee’s Executive Committee. Cezary was also a co-creator and lead lecturer of ‘Information Security Management’ (the largest postgraduate program for security professionals run by the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland). He graduated from the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada and Oxford Brookes University in the UK.