ISACA, a global professional association serving 115,000 information systems assurance, security, governance and risk professionals, has selected Matthew S. Loeb, CAE, as its new chief executive officer. With a strong background in enterprise strategy, corporate development, global business operations and governance, Loeb brings his extensive experience in leading innovation and strategic growth to ISACA.
“The ISACA Board of Directors welcomes Matt, and we look forward to working closely with him and building on our 45-year history helping our members and their enterprises drive value through information and information systems,” said Tony Hayes, 2013-2014 international president of ISACA and chair of the CEO search panel. “Matt is the right person to lead ISACA and is an ideal match for the execution of ISACA’s Strategy 2022, a long-term plan to expand the association’s reach into critical areas impacting business and technology, including cybersecurity and privacy. His experience in digital publishing, certification, global expansion and new programs in emerging technologies is key as we continue to enhance our resources for enterprises and members.”
He will assume his role as ISACA CEO on 1 September 2014. Loeb will come to ISACA after having completed a 20-year career as staff executive for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and as the executive director of the IEEE Foundation.
“As enterprises continue to invest in information systems to build personal relationships with their customers and gain business efficiencies, challenges of compliance, risk, big data, privacy and cybersecurity are increasing complexity for ISACA members in their work to ensure trust and value from these systems.” said Loeb. “While ISACA already delivers resources to help, we have the opportunity to do even more, including increasing appreciation for the role our professionals play in advancing economic prosperity and keeping the digital world safe. I am privileged to have the opportunity to partner with ISACA’s board and employees to grow the organization’s influence and impact globally.”
Established in 1969, ISACA serves members in more than 180 countries and offers four globally recognized certifications: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). ISACA developed the COBIT framework, which helps companies govern and manage their information and technology, and recently launched the Cybersecurity Nexus program to help enterprises develop their cybersecurity work force and address the global skills shortage.
Loeb takes over the position from Acting CEO Ron Hale, Ph.D., CISM, who has filled the role since Susan M. Caldwell retired in September 2013 after 21 years as CEO of ISACA.