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IT Manager / IS Auditor / Information Security Manager

IT Manager / IS Auditor / Information Security Manager

Work Experience

2007–2008 IT Service Transition Manager for a global operating chemical company
Managing the application, data and infrastructure separation for two business units sold to other companies.
Providing IT transition services to the buyer companies including contract management and cost control. Managing online knowledge transfer for the offshore service providers contracted by the buyer’s company. Organizing the secure infrastructure separation and Data Center moves.
Managing the transition of SAP-Basis operations from in-house to a fully managed outsourced service. This included coordination of several offshore sub providers including the provision of training.

2006-2007 Global Information Security Officer
World-wide responsibility for IT Security. Conducting of periodic IT Security assessments. Assessing the risks related to specific IT projects and systems and identifying possible mitigations. Development and revision of IT security policies, standards and procedures. Assessment of disaster recovery plans.

2003-2006 Global Head of Information Systems Auditing in a global operating chemical company
Responsible for supervising of all IT related audit activities performed by Internal Auditing on a world-wide level. Development of the IT Audit programs (Access Control, ERP, Databases, Infrastructure, Physical Data Center Security). Evaluation and Implementation of a General Audit Software for data-mining and analysis. Supervision of information systems audits. Provision of IT know-how to business process auditors. Leading and participation in internal audits in USA, Switzerland, Russia, China and Middle-East.

2001-2003 Head of Global IT Operations Americas (located in USA)
Implementation of the new concept of a continental IT operations center according to ITIL.
Responsible for the operation of the IT infrastructure for the Americas, including the continental and regional computer centers for North and South America. This included: Follow-the-sun server operations, and regional service desks supporting the IT infrastructure for about 4000 users throughout the continent. Consolidation of 12 computer centers across the Americas and implementation of a backup computer center for the continent with data mirroring from the main data center.

2000-2001 Head of Information Services Southern Europe (France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece)
Major achievements were the consolidation of 4 computers centers, down sizing and restructuring the IT organization of the region.

1994-2000 Head of Information Services Region China (People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong)
Responsible for the business application support and the IT infrastructure for all business units in the region. Managing the Asia Pacific telecommunications and messaging center. Building up the necessary IT infrastructure as well as the business application support for several newly founded Joint Venture companies in the People’s Republic of China. Provision of user training in all areas (ERP, office systems, etc). Development of a business continuity plan and a disaster recovery service for the regions. Conducting reagular disaster recovery tests with the involvement of power users from all business units and group companies.

1987-1994 Head of EDI Team (Electronic Data Interchange)
Strategic planning for EDI implementation throughout the group. Responsible for pilot implementation in the supply chain area (ordering, replenishments, goods receipt information, etc.) as well as in finance (electronic payments).
Actively participated in the EDI standardization process (UN/EDIFACT, CIDX, CEFIC) in the area of materials management and finance. Most of the EDI-standard messages developed at that time are still used in today’s B2B e-commerce.

1982-1987 Project Manager Systems Engineering.
Main projects were the implementation of a Campus LAN, selection of WAN providers, Host-to-Host communication between group companies

1978-1982 Project Manager and Consultant
Subproject leader in a publicly financed pilot project to interconnect University computer centers in Germany.
Telecommunication consultant and trainer in a consulting firm.

Project Management, IT Risk Management, Business Continuity Management
Integration / Separation of Information Systems. Business Cases, Back Charging, In-and Outsourcing, Provider Management. IT Infrastructure Consolidation and Transition Service Management.
Security (Information Security Management, ICT-Security Architecture, Policies & Guidelines, Disaster Recovery Planning)
Information Systems Auditing, Development of Internal Control Systems and Compliance


Education

PhD (Dr.rer.pol.)(University Freiburg - Germany)
Masters Degree in Economics(University Freiburg - Germany)

B.Sc. in Engineering (Dipl.Ing. FH) Furtwangen (Germany)

CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor (ISACA)
CISM - Certified Information Security Manager (ISACA)


Skills

Project Management, IT Risk Management, Business Continuity Management
Integration / Separation of Information Systems. Business Cases, Back Charging, In-and Outsourcing, Provider Management. IT Infrastructure Consolidation and Transition Service Management.
Security (Information Security Management, ICT-Security Architecture, Policies & Guidelines, Disaster Recovery Planning)
Information Systems Auditing, Development of Internal Control Systems and Compliance


Languages

Deutsch (mother tongue)
English (fluent)
French (good

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