Paolo is the Global Chief Information Security Officer for Mondelēz International (makers of Oreo, Ritz, Trident, Toblerone, and other popular snacking brands). Paolo is responsible for establishing and maintaining Mondelēz’s corporate-wide information security management program to ensure that information assets are adequately protected. Additionally, he is responsible for identifying, evaluating, protecting and reporting on information security risks in a manner that meets compliance and regulatory requirements, and aligns with and supports the risk posture of the enterprise.
Before joining Mondelēz International, Paolo was the Chief Information Security Officer and Head of IT Global Design for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. He was responsible for establishing the Information Security strategy to ensure information systems were adequately protected. He ensured that the global information security program was in alignment with business objectives, and he defined the security priorities and ensured technology roadmaps address existing and future threats. He had CTO responsibilities for North America, and he also led the IT plant operations for FCA in North America for several years.
Prior to his relocation to the United States, Paolo worked as Chief Technology Officer for Fiat Powertrain Technologies where he gained significant experience with security and technology, also thanks to the participation into multiple Joint Ventures with companies around the world. Before starting to work in the Architecture and Infrastructure, Paolo worked in the security area for Fiat-GM Powertrain Joint Venture, earning the CISSP and the CISA certifications. Paolo also spent many years working as consultant and trainer in different Information Technology domains.
Additionally, he recently worked on global standardization and convergence initiatives, on large outsourcing contracts for several infrastructure services for all four Regions where FCA operates, as well as on organizational transformation.