Richard Knowlton

Richard Knowlton

Company: ISAFE

Job Title: Group Corporate Security Director

Richard Knowlton is the founding Chief Executive of the Internet Security Alliance for Europe (ISAFE), a non-profit association which brings together leading European companies from multiple industry sectors and different EU member states. ISAFE’s mission is to integrate advanced technology with economics and public policy to create a sustainably secure cyber space.

Richard has been a Board member of the Internet Security Alliance in Washington DC since 2012. 

Richard is chairman of Richard Knowlton Associates, which offers international consultancy services across the full range of security issues, with particular emphasis on advice at the Board level.    

As Group Corporate Security Director with Vodafone for six years until 2015, Richard was responsible for all security and malicious risk management issues for one of the world's largest telecommunications companies, with approximately 430m customers in over 100 countries.

Richard served in the UK Foreign Service before entering the corporate sector in 2005.  He has worked in Dubai as a Senior Vice President responsible for the Olive Group’s security risk assessment business.  He also spent two years in Milan as Head of Security Global Operations with the UniCredit Group, the largest bank in Central and Eastern Europe.

Richard is based in Italy. 

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