Speaker Profile

Managing Director

Gildas M. Houessinon, is an IT Security and Innovation Expert, he holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) and a Graduate Diploma (DESS) in e-Business from HEC Montreal, a Bachelor in Computer Science from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. Specifically, to his IT Security skills, he is CISSP and CISA.
Throughout his career as an IT security expert he held various senior positions in the financial (National Bank of Canada) and transportation industries (Air Canada and Port of Montréal), where he has overseen Security Operations Center, implemented and/or improved cybersecurity governance model and helped different strategic business projects succeed by improving their overall security posture.
Currently Managing Director (MD) of Benin ACE, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) which manages Benin’s access to the African Coast to Europe (ACE) submarine cable. As the vice chair of Operations & Maintenance subcommittee he strives to improve the security posture of this key component of the global Internet Infrastructure


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