Lakshmi Hanspal is the Chief Security Officer of SAP Ariba. Lakshmi is a persuasive and sought after executive leader who provides overall transformational leadership for security strategies with emphasis on payment security, risk and privacy management. She has strong ability to engage with senior level executives across the organization and influence buy in and consensus on key initiatives. Lakshmi is passionate about emerging payments and supporting connected commerce.
Prior to joining SAP Ariba, Lakshmi was a Senior Leader with Paypal, Senior Vice President with Bank of America, and held various leadership roles across Strategy and Architecture. Her career spans across 20+ years in Information Security and risk management, with 16+ years in the financial and payment space.
Lakshmi is a graduate of Boston University with a Masters in Computer Science. She is actively sought after advisor for Silicon Valley start-ups and currently serves in the Advisory Board for Cipher Cloud. She lives in the Bay Area with her family and is an active volunteer with the community in coaching youth sports.