Dr. Reem Al-Shammari

Dr. Reem is the Information Security Team Leader “i.e. CISO” at Kuwait Oil Company and led significant changes to the maturity of cybersecurity in Energy sector which is closely linked to Kuwait’s National CyberSecurity posture.

She is a passionate leader whose valuable contribution to cybersecurity is recognized at national, regional and international levels. She is one of the Co-founders and Board member of Women in CyberSecurity MiddleEast (WiCSME), which has approximately 900 members across the region. Having a number of Academic and Professional degrees such as Engineering, MBA, PhD and Harvard’s Business School Executives Program helps her bring a balance of technical and management skills to her current Leadership role as a CISO.
She represents her country in a number of regional and global program and forums, and is recognized as an “Innovator” and “Wild Card” who continues to ‘push the envelope’ to get to the most optimum outcome on an initiative or a project. In addition to a number of other accolades, Dr. Reem has been ranked #1 at IFSEC Global Top Influencers in Security & Fire 2019 and also awarded the “The Arab CISO of the Year 2019”.

She’s a very active contributor to Cyber Security Community promoting collaboration via sharing of knowledge “#StrongerTogether”, organizing various CyberSecurity related workshops/events and meetups, as well as participating as Judge in various Prestigious Awards as well as a Keynote and speaker in various national, regional, and international forums. She had contributed heavily in Academia including PhD research & MIT Review Article interview. She is also a member in the World Economic Forum’s Program “Cyber Resilience in Oil & Gas”. She recently did her TEDx Talk on Nov.,2020 under title “Let your passion lead the way” which is now available on TEDx channels.

She is a true inspiration to a number of young Women to strive for more. As she strongly believe that when any Woman rise, we ALL as women rise along with her.