Jelena is a respected and leading CISO who was awarded the CISO of the year for 2019 in Luxembourg, and recently ‘CISO Sentinel GLOBAL’. Jelena is a versatile and innovative Cybersecurity professional with emphasis on cyber security risk management, policies and procedures creation, IT/IS security, IT Operations, audit, risk mitigation, business process improvement and IT governance.
Prior to her current role at EIB, Jelena served as the Senior Operational Risk and ISO for the European Stability Mechanism, the crisis resolution mechanism for euro area countries. The ESM issues debt instruments in order to finance loans and other forms of financial assistance to euro area Member States. Earlier in her career, Jelena managed IT Audit and Compliance for Sobey’s, one of the two national grocery retailers in Canada and Audit, Corporate Development, M&A and growth strategies and IT Audit for George Weston, one of the Canada’s largest publicly traded food processing and distribution companies.