Kylie Watson

Senior VP, JRI America


Kylie Watson is the Chief Information Security Officer for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s International banking operations in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and SMBC Capital Markets globally. Ms. Watson is charged with establishing security strategy and direction and is the corporate advocate for information security best practices. She is responsible for defining the company’s security vision in support of the business and promoting a culture of Cyber Risk awareness. Ms. Watson’s role also includes System Risk Management and Security Operations.

Ms. Watson has worked in Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan and the United States and has more than 25 years of experience in Information Technology in roles as diverse as Global Crisis Management, Program Management, Application Development, Corporate User Liaison, and as a Systems Engineer. Prior to joining SMBC, Ms. Watson worked for IBM in Australia. She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and is Certified in Risk & Information Systems Control (CRISC).



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