Niel Harper, CDPSE, CRISC, CISA, CISSP, is a technology and cybersecurity executive and the former Chief Information Security Officer and Data Privacy Officer at the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). He has had senior leadership and advisory experience with AT&T, Bemol, Canonical, CIBC, Deloitte Consulting, European Commission, and the Internet Society, among others. Harper has more than 20 years of deep interdisciplinary knowledge across the domains of IT risk management, cybersecurity, privacy, ICTs for development (ICT4D), and technology law & policy.
He is the recipient of the 2021 ISACA Technology for Humanity Award and the 2021 IFSEC Caribbean Security & Resilience Award. Harper has also been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and a Global Shaper. He has held fellowships to the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), British Computer Society, OECD Technology Foresight Forum, and the Royal Society of Arts. He obtained a master of laws from the University of Strathclyde, master in business administration (MBA) from the University of Leicester, and an executive certificate in cybersecurity leadership and strategy from Florida International University.
Niel is in his second term on the ISACA Board of Directors; he joined the Board in June 2021.
ISACA Board Committees: Audit & Risk; Innovation & Technology