Stelios Leftheris

Stelios Leftheris

Senior Technology/Security Advisor

Stelios Leftheris has 20 years' experience with banking multinationals, responsible for global information security programs and 3rd party security contract negotiations with FT100. He has substantial experience in technology, cloud, digital transformation, fintech, blockchain, AI/ML. He is a strategic tech adviser to start-up companies and leadership teams in the Middle East and a mentor within multiple incubators. He has lived and worked in Greece, UK, UAE; BSc in Computer Science, held CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CoRM, and Six Sigma certifications.
Stelios Leftheris is an IT and Information Security and Risk Manager with over 19 years of extensive experience in IT operations and management, Risk Assessment, Governance, Infrastructure Security, Application Security, 3rd Party Security and Threat Management in very complex environments.

• In the past he held roles including leading HSBC's Group Information Security Teams, advisor on security matters to EXCO level, responsible for the HSBC Group Global 3rd party assessment infosec policies where he led and orchestrated 100.s of audits on 3rd parties of HSBC globally. He has lived and worked in Greece, UK, UAE; BSc in Computer Science, held CISSP , CISM, CRISC, CoRM, and Six Sigma certifications.

• He is based in Dubai, UAE, for the last 10 years. He currently runs the VESTIGOS ( group of companies that are mentoring, advising and guiding investors/family offices, SME's and tech start-ups on business & technology strategy funding in preparation for scaling up / growth and market networking. The VESTIGOS provides an end to end facility for their needs.

• Utilizing his past experience in IT and security, and aligning to further needs of start-ups, Stelios extended the services provided by VESTIGOS and now they also address security with VESTIGOS Security Services ( Cybersecurity , Managed Security Services, 24/7 monitoring, Complex Security assessments) and IT infrastructure with VESTIGOS tech services (Microsoft, AWS, Citrix and RedHat partner providing Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure services , Remote working capabilities and IT resourcing).