Born on a Saturday, Kwame Al-Rahman Fields Sr., translated from
Swahili, means “Born on Saturday, in the image of God.” Kwame
lives in the San Francisco Bay with his wife and three kids.
Inspired by his namesakes Kwame Ture, (aka Stokley Carmichael)
the exiled leader of the Black Panthers and Kwame Nkrumah, Ture’s
mentor and the first black democratic leader of Ghana, Mr. Fields
graduated Valedictorian of his high school class and went on to
obtain his Bachelors of Science and Engineering in Computer
Engineering with a minor in Artificial Intelligence at the University of
Michigan and a MBA in Technology Management from the University
of Phoenix. Kwame is also a Certified Information System Security
Professional (CISSP) and Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. While completing his undergraduate degree Kwame
joined Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.® and went on to establish four new chapters in the state of Michigan. He
also served as the Grand Executive Secretary in three separate administrations spanning 8 years.
Professionally, Kwame began his career with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) as an intern. Specializing
in application development and security Kwame quickly advanced to senior consultant. Taking advantage of
new skills and opportunities, Kwame left Accenture to join the Risk Management and Security team at
American Electric Power, one of the nation’s largest generators and distributors of electricity. As the Manager
of the Security Program Management Office Kwame was integral in helping to create a best in class and
award-winning Enterprise Security program. Kwame then joined the Risk Management and Compliance team
at Cardinal Health, a medical products and supply chain company. Kwame led the Engineering & Planning
group and multiple SAP Security teams responsible for security, risk, and regulatory compliance for the largest
applications and projects. He also founded and became co-chair of the African American Employee Network
providing mentoring and career development for all levels of the company. After leaving Cardinal Health
Kwame became the VP of Identity & Access Management and the Information Risk Management lead for
Enterprise Systems at JP Morgan Chase ensuring that applications and infrastructure assets meet regulatory
and internal control policies and standards. Kwame then joined E*TRADE Financial to lead the Information
Security team building and maturing IT security controls and governance in a heightened regulatory
Now the Acting Chief Diversity Officer and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the Federal Home Loan
Bank of San Francisco. Kwame is using his diverse experience and expertise to support an inclusive working
culture and mature the cyber security program to meet the complex needs of the Bank’s employees and
member institutions. Kwame also leads or has led the Bank’s Business Continuity Program, Crisis
Management, IT Risk Management, Facilities Management, and Physical Security teams.
In an effort to provide an avenue for other underrepresented minorities Kwame sits on the Advisory Board for
the Cyber Security Program at Merritt College in Oakland, CA and as a Life Member of Iota Phi Theta
Fraternity, Inc. ® Kwame actively serves the community as a social service provider, facilitator, and mentor.
In his free time Kwame likes to travel with his family to all reaches of the world. When he’s not traveling with his
family Kwame enjoys working on his 1971 Datsun 240z, creating abstract and cartoon art, and playing video
games. You can find out more about Kwame’s experience and interests on LinkedIn.