Uwe Kissmann has joined AlixPartners, a global consulting firm, as a partner and managing director and will lead the firm’s cybersecurity team in EMEA. He is based in the Zurich office. Kissmann brings extensive experience helping Fortune 1000 companies transform their cybersecurity and information security operations.

Prior to joining AlixPartners, Kissmann led the cyber security strategy and risk services business at Accenture across Europe. He has many years of leadership experience and a proven record of driving growth in clients’ cybersecurity and information security businesses. Kissmann has served as a cyber executive in several board level cyber and digitalization projects and of advanced cyber implementation and transformation programs.

In addition, Uwe has been acting as the president of the National Cyber Security Commission for Digital Switzerland. He is also a visiting lecturer for “Cyber Security for Executives” at HSG, University of St. Gallen.

“We are delighted to welcome Uwe to AlixPartners at a time of strong growth of our cybersecurity practice in the DACH region,” Beatrix Morath, partner and managing director and country leader of the AlixPartners business in Switzerland. “His depth and breadth of knowledge in all areas of cyber and information security will be a tremendous benefit to our current and future clients.”

“Uwe’s extensive experience guiding organizations through the cyber challenges of digital transformation are critical during these times of unprecedented disruption,” Narry Singh, global head of digital and commercial at AlixPartners, said. “His strong leadership and cyber expertise will be key to the growth of our business across EMEA.”