Adrian Asher

Adrian Asher - Advisory Board

Adrian is currently Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at London Stock Exchange Group. He also serves on the Advisory Board of several US and Israeli start-ups.

Previously, Adrian spent 20 years in different technology and information security leadership positions, most recently as global CISO at HSBC Group and as Executive in Residence at Accel Partners where he evaluated investment opportunities across security and big data. Prior to that, he was CISO at Skype (and within Microsoft post acquisition of Skype), responsible for securing what is effectively the world's largest cloud with 40-50 million concurrent online nodes in the world's largest peer-to-peer network. Prior to Skype, Adrian specialized in high volume, high tech companies including Betfair, Man Group and Barclays Capital. His career has seen him work across many sectors, from banking to aviation, including having worked at companies such as BA and BAA.

Adrian holds a Master's degree in Information Security from the University of London.