Governing Body Spotlight

Governing Body Member of the DACH CISO Community

Iskro Mollov

Group CISO, VP Security, Business Continuity and Crisis Management

GEA Group

Iskro Mollov is the CISO, VP of Security, Business Continuity and Crisis Management at GEA Group. In his function, Iskro reports to the GEA Group Executive Board and the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board, and he is responsible for the security areas: information security governance, audit and compliance, IT security, OT security, product security, physical security, HR security, security in the supply chain, internet security as well as overall business continuity management and crisis management.

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Give us a brief overview of the path that led to your current role.

I studied Business Informatics at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. After my studies, I started my professional career at AREVA GmbH where I developed the Business Process Management (BPM) Framework and the process-oriented Internal Control System (ICS) and implemented those as a BPM/ICS Management System.

Since 2013, I have been a Business Process Owner responsible for the BPM/ICS Management System and its sustainable establishment in the company. In 2016, I was appointed as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of AREVA GmbH and was hence additionally responsible for the implementation and continuous improvement of the Information Security Management System (ISMS). Since the end of 2017, I have worked as Manager Information Security and Global Project Manager ISMS at Schaeffler AG, where I developed and introduced the global ISMS.

Since 2020, I have been the Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Vice President Security, Business Continuity and Crisis Management of GEA Group AG.

What is one of your guiding leadership principles?

Lead by example, walk the talk, authenticity.

With disruption being a key theme of the past few years, where do you see your role as a CISO going in the next 1-2 years?

I see it being a part of the Board of Directors.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in the role as a CISO?

Trust in yourself.

Tell us 3 fun facts about yourself.

  1. When I was young, I wanted to be a fighter pilot.
  2. I enjoy spending time learning astrophysics.
  3. It was a coincidence that I started working in security.

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