Arun DeSouza

Arun DeSouza

  • Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer
  • Nexteer Automotive

Arun DeSouza has extensive global IT and security leadership experience.  He is currently Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer at Nexteer Automotive Corporation. Prior roles include Chief Information Security Officer and Director, Strategic Planning and Information Security at Inergy Automotive Systems.

Arun’s areas of expertise include security strategy, risk management, identity management, cloud and privacy. His current interests include the Internet of Things (IoT), Identity Lifecyle Management, Cloud Computing and security analytics.

Arun earned Master’s and PhD degrees from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (Madras).

Arun is a Certified Information Systems Security professional (CISSP). He has won multiple industry honors:  Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders Award, CIO Ones to Watch Award and the Network World Enterprise All Star Award.  He is a member of the Society for Information Management and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.