Activities of the Foundation are governed by the Administration Body:
President, Women4Cyber Foundation & Vice-President, Cyber Services Plc
Anett Mádi-Nátor has more than a decade of experience in strategic and administrative layers of information security and cyber defence both as a private sector subject matter expert and as a government representative. She is now responsible for Strategic Business Development at a niche cyber security service provider operating internationally. Besides, she is the President of Women4Cyber Initiative and Foundation launched by European Cyber Security Organisation and the European Commission.
Founder and Secretary General, Women4Cyber Foundation & Founder and Secretary General, European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO)
Graduated in Nuclear Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, he initially worked in Germany on the high power microwave systems for ITER thermonuclear fusion reactor. Then, at Thales, took increasing responsibilities on European R&D in different sectors: telecom, industrial, medical, scientific, becoming in 2003 Director for European Affairs. He created EOS (European Organisation for Security) in 2007 and was for 10 years its CEO. From 2012 to 2016 he was an advisor to the European Commission for the EU Security Research Programme and President of the Steering Board of the French ANR for security research. In 2016 he founded ECSO and signed with the European Commission the PPP on cybersecurity. In 2019 he lunched Women4Cyber to promote the participation of women in cybersecurity.
Elena Santiago Cid
Vice President, Women4Cyber Foundation & Director General, CEN-CENELEC
Mrs Santiago Cid is the Director-General of CEN and CENELEC, two of the three recognized European Standardization Organizations. Through a network of stakeholders, CEN and CENELEC create consensus-based standards to generate trust, fulfil market requirements, enable market access and enhance innovation for a better, safer and more sustainable Europe. Furthermore, Mrs Santiago Cid is Vice-President of the Women4Cyber foundation which promotes, encourages, and supports the participation of women in the field of cybersecurity.
Vice President and Treasurer, Women4Cyber Foundation & COO Guardtime
COO of Guardtime, a global cyber technology company, it was founded with a mission to make the world’s information universally reliable. Karin functions as a strategic organisational leader and company spokesperson, managing teams and projects. Additionally, Karin is Vice-President and Treasurer of the Women4Cyber Foundation, which focuses on building the community and awareness across Europe.
Women4Cyber Supervisor & Head of Sector at the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO)
Nina Olesen is Head of Sector at the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) which she helped establish in 2016 and which is today the unique European public-private organisation focusing on cybersecurity and offering a 360° view on the rapid evolution of the digital environment. In her current role, Nina is responsible for coordinating and supervising all activities related to WG3 on ‘Cyber Resilience of Economy, Infrastructure, and Services’ and WG5 on ‘Education, Training, Cyber Ranges, and Human Aspects’, including overseeing ECSO’s Women4Cyber and Youth4Cyber initiatives.
Honorary Board Member at Women4Cyber & CEO, Cybersecurity Nortal & Founder and Board Member at Talgen Cybersecurity
Strategic and hands-on management of technology-based businesses in global markets; building, targeting and nurturing exceptionally high-performing teams. Entrepreneur, co-founded 3 startups, one major exit. Special interest in platform-based business models and cybersecurity- and defense topics. Active member and thought-leader in EU and Nordic cybersecurity related R&D and digital policy communities, 3 granted patents in crypto- and blockchain applications.