Brief Career Profile

Fene Osakwe is a multiple award-winning Technology professional, International Conference speaker, and Forbes-published author. His core competence is in Cyber security, Technology Governance, Risk Management, and Digital transformation.

Fene has consulted for several Financial Institutions, Telecoms and FinTech companies, state governments, and some Universities in these areas, holding over 10 internationally recognized professional cyber security Certifications.  He started his cyber security career with Deloitte over a decade ago and has had a very fast career progression into executive management across three multibillion-dollar multinational companies in less than 10 years.

He has worked in, and spoken at International conferences in over 20 countries across four continents and was recently recognized by Hiedens International Magazine USA as Africa’s most sought-after cybersecurity advisor. In 2021, Dr. Fene was awarded an honorary Doctor of Business Administration (Leadership and innovation) from the Swiss School of Business Geneva for his exceptional leadership skills and
continuous innovation.

He mentors hundreds of career professionals with a mission to help career professional rise from fresh
graduates to executive management in less than 10 years, like he did, and in September 2022 was awarded the Cybersecurity Youth Mentor of the Year – 2022 in the UAE.

In one of his previous roles at IHS, he helped the company create their cybersecurity function and mature it in 18 months to the level that enabled the company list on the New York stock exchange in 2021. Other notable awards in 2022 include – Top 100 Inspiring global personalities, Cybersecurity Excellence award (Dubai), 10 most influential Cyber security leaders under 40 (USA).

His book, Climbing The Corporate Ladder With Speed became an Amazon best seller, 24hours after its release in January 2023 and has sold over 9,000 copies in 40 countries.

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