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Dr Alexander Schellong

Dr Alexander Schellong

Vice President (GL) Cybersecurity, Schwarz Group
Dr. Alexander Schellong heads the new Cybersecurity business and education activities of Schwarz Group, Europe’s largest retailer and fourth largest retailer in the world. This includes working closely with XM Cyber, a leading Cybersecurity firm from Israel acquired by Schwarz Group in 2021 and leveraging Schwarz Group’s sovereign Cloud offering STACKIT. He has 20 years of experience working for CSC (DX.C, GDIT), Capgemini, Algeco Group, Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity and INFODAS. Alexander has extensive experience in strategy consulting, general management, business unit leadership and mission critical international project and operations management in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia for the U.S. government, German government, European Commission, and other commercial clients. His domain expertise covers among others eGovernment, Cybersecurity, Cross Domain Solutions, Cloud, BPO, eCommerce or digital transformation. He has authored one book on CRM in the public sector and over 60 articles on a variety of topics at the intersection of technology, society, and organizations. In 2019, Alexander founded the non-profit initiative CYBERWOMEN to support networking among and growth of female information security experts from student to CxO across Germany. He studied and taught at Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Harvard Kennedy School, The University of Tokyo, Tec de Monterrey, Zeppelin University, Salzburg Management Business School, and Stanford University.