Sali Osman

Chief Information Security Officer & Board Advisor, IMF


Globally recognized C-level Information Security Executive who delivers value by leveraging technology, risk and security strategies and measures to protect corporate assets and reputation for major global companies. Provides expert counsel with Fortune 20 Boards, Private Equity and Banks. Success demonstrated in a wide range of sectors ranging from Industrial, Oil & Gas, Finance, Consumer Goods, Hospitality, Higher Education, and Not-For-Profits. Prior to IMF, Sali was an AWS Principal Security Advisor in the Global Practice providing expert counsel with Global and Strategic Accounts. Success demonstrated in sectors ranging of Health & human services, Media & Entertainment, Industrial, Oil & Gas, and ICT. Led GRC digital transformation initiatives as a Chief Information Security Officer for Time Customer Services. Previously, Risk Officer for $100 billion Saudi Aramco, and held a Sr. VP. Of leading Security for Global Audit in General Electric (GE). With a career start in law enforcement and built security programs for 5 years in US. Government federal agencies investigating high profile cases. Sali has more than 23 years of experience in risk and security in the following competencies: Block Chain | Internet of Things (IoT) | Enterprise Risk Management | Privacy | Corporate Espionage | State-sponsored Cyber Attacks | Divestitures, Mergers & Acquisitions | e-Discovery | Incident Response & Forensics.

Public speaker and Technical reviewer for US. (NIST) and global standards/framework (ISO31000), distinguished books and publications “Law, Policy and Technology: Cyberterrorism, Information Warfare and Internet Immobilization” and “Cyber Law.” She co-authored a publication of NACD “Cyber Risk Oversight”. Award winner in GE and Executive Women Forum.

Being multilingual, led community development efforts in the US and Africa. Was a Trainer at the U.S. Cyber Challenge Program (USCC) under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) & mentor in the CyberLympics. She is founder of the Cyber Ninjettes, teaching middle and high school girls coding and Cyber hacking techniques. Sali co-developed award winning Alsudaneya Mentoring Program (ASM). Founder of the Nubian Village for economic empowerment of disadvantaged Nubians in villages and diaspora. Sali is an ABD PhD in Biodefense from George Mason University, M.Sc. Information Security Management, George Washington University & City University, B.Eng. Electronics & Communications from Arab Academy Maritime & Technology. As a Florida resident love sailing and a mother of two grown children.