George Eapen

Group Chief Information Officer at Petrofac and IBM Security Board of Advisor

Dubai, AE

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-George Eapen is currently the Global CISO and Group Head of Cyber Security for Petrofac (FTSE 250), one of the worlds largest O&G EPC Companies with 12000 employees and $6B annual revenue with Operations in Malaysia, India, Middle East, UK, US and Mexico. In his current role, George and his team manages IT and OT Security for Petrofac - George Eapen was previously Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for GE Global Regions. In that role, George was responsible for defining Cyber Security strategy for Enterprise IT & OT for all the GE regions outside of US which account to $75B revenue for the Company and also provided strategic leadership to IT Security related projects & initiatives. -George has 12 years of global experience (USA, India, Singapore, Italy, China & Middle East) with multiple GE businesses (Healthcare, Aviation, Oil & Gas, Digital, Appliances) in diverse domains (Software development, Quality, Auditing, Infrastructure, Operations & Cyber Security). -George joined GE in 2006 with GE Healthcare in India and has since held roles of increasing responsibilities and progressed to his most recent role as Chief Information Security Officer for GE Global Regions. -George is a graduate of GE IT leadership program (ITLP), GE Six Sigma Black Belt program and graduate of GE Corporate Audit Staff (CAS), a fast track Executive leadership program of GE -International speaker on Cyber Security conferences- Presented Cyber Security topics in 30+ conferences as speaker or panelist in Middle East, USA, Portugal and UK including Gartner conference-2016, GISEC-2018, MILIPOL- 2017, Cloud MENA-2017. George also serves as Board member for many Cyber Organizations and Committees

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Work experience

Apr 2020 - Present


Group Chief Information Officer


Feb 2020 - Present


Member Of The Board Of Advisors - IBM Security


Sep 2018 - Apr 2020


Group CISO and Head of Cyber Security

Jan 2018 - Sep 2018


Group Chief Information Security Officer- GE Global regions/ GE International

Managing Cyber Security for GE for all Global regions outside of US including LATAM, Europe, Russia, China, South Asia, Greater China & Asia Pacific. Leading team of Cyber leaders, supporting all GE businesses including Healthcare, Aviation, Power, Oil & Gas in the Growth regions which contribute 60% of GEs total revenue of $140B.

Jan 2016 - Aug 2018


Leader- DigitalTechnology Leadership Program

Lead GE Digital Technology leadership program to identify and pipeline Digital Technology talent to support Digital growth in MENAT

Oct 2017 - Jun 2018


Chief Information Security Officer - GE MENAT & Africa

Manage Cyber Security for 2 regions- MENAT & SSA. Both regions together contribute towards $20B revenue to GE.

Jan 2016 - Oct 2017


Chief Information Officer - GE Iran

Lead GE IT efforts for Iran Market Entry, Acted as CIO and led a team for ERP deployment, Infrastructure set up and Cyber Security

Jul 2014 - Oct 2017


Chief Information Security Officer - GE MENAT

Manage Cyber Security for one of the biggest regions for GE- MENAT contributing $15B revenue to GE. Supporting all the businesses in MENAT including Aviation, Power, Healthcare & Oil & Gas

Sep 2013 - Jul 2014


Chief Technology Officer - GE MENAT


Sep 2011 - Sep 2013

General Electric (GE)

Senior Associate, Corporate Audit Staff (CAS)


May 2010 - Sep 2011

General Electric (GE)

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

- Driving Quality and Process improvements for Supply Chain IT and Finance, HR, Legal teams in GE Appliances through Lean and Six Sigma methodology - Lean Six Sigma coach for 100+ employees in Supply Chain and FHL. Drive Six Sigma cultural change within the team - Mentored 60+ Six Sigma Green Belt projects - Delivered Data quality improvement project for GE Appliances Commercial IT to improve data accuracy in multiple IT systems by 98%. This data was used for measuring Sales performance, Fulfillment planning and setting future targets

Jul 2008 - Jul 2010


IT Leadership Program (ITLP)

Jul 2006 - Jul 2008


Graduate Engineer


2017 - 2018

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management

Executive Program in General Management, Stratgey, Innovation & Leadership

2008 - 2010

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies

MBA, Information Technology

2002 - 2006

Mahatma Gandhi University

Bachelor’s Degree, Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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