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SECUDE Global Consulting AG Appoints CEO and CCO
01 Mar 04:32

The newly established SECUDE Global Consulting AG has appointed Mario Linkies as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Frank Off as Chief Consulting Officer (CCO), both experts in Enterprise Risk Management.

Mario Linkies has extensive consulting experience as a leading SAP Platinum Management Consultant with primary focus on IT security, in particular, providing comprehensive strategic consulting with regards to risk and control management, authorization concepts, change management, data protection and regulatory compliance. He has 17 years of experience in the areas of SAP business consulting, risk management and security.

Linkies was the Director of the Security Department for both SAP Systems Integration (SAP SI) and SAP Global Focus Group Risk Management & IT Security. In this role he provided internal SAP consulting services, supported national and international clients in different industries and continuously fostered awareness for security topics in numerous initiatives. Mario Linkies is one of the initiators of the SAP Global Security Alliance.

After completing his financing and banking studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin, he worked for Shell Chemicals Europe in Germany and as Senior Manager for Deloitte in Canada.

Frank Off has been working as Director of SAP Global Focus Group Risk Management & IT Security (EMEA Chapter) at SAP Consulting. The focus group is a virtual global consulting group that sets the directives for good-practice solutions within the SAP consulting organization. His consulting activities were focused on the definition and implementation of a comprehensive SAP security strategy. Frank Offs responsibilities also included the design of technical solutions for identity and access management and trust management, and finding secure authentication solutions based on SAP NetWeaver and partner products.

Prior to joining SAP Consulting Germany, he worked for several years as management consultant for IT security management at Accenture GmbH in Kronberg/Taunus, Germany.

Frank Off holds a degree in aerospace technology from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He received a doctors degree in process engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. While holding his first job as Simulation Development Engineer at DaimlerChrysler AG in Stuttgart, Germany, he finished his post-graduate studies in business management.

Mario Linkies and Frank Off are co-authors of the book SAP Security and Authorizations published by SAP Press in 2006.

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