Andrew Stanley
CISO & VP Global Digital Operations

Company: MARS Inc

Andrew Stanley is a seasoned technology executive who has spent 25 years across multiple industries building strong teams, driving transformation programs, and delivering novel solutions to difficult technology problems. He is continuously recognized by his teams as a strong, engaged leader who empowers his teams to decide and succeed.

Since early 2022, Andrew Stanley has served as the Chief Information Security Officer & Global Digital Operations VP for Mars, Incorporated, a $45B global consumer goods, Petcare, veterinary health, and personal health device company headquartered in McLean, VA.

Mr. Stanley initially joined Mars, Incorporated in 2017 as the Chief Information Security Officer brining a deep background in cybersecurity, which started in his pre-university years designing cryptographic algorithms and conducting independent security research. More recently he has expanded his role to integrate the pre-existing IT Core Services organization with Cybersecurity under his leadership. This new organization, entitled Global Digital Operations, is responsible for the development, deployment, and operation of all digital services across Infrastructure, Applications, and Cybersecurity for Mars, Incorporated. In addition, it houses the digital Compliance and Assurance function.

His current work spans technology leadership, corporate strategy, and government/diplomatic affairs. During his time at Mars, Incorporated he has created and lead a transformation of cybersecurity at the company, integrating security from across the enterprise into one security function. By integrating manufacturing, corporate, product, and healthcare operations he has given all stakeholders a holistic view of the challenges the firm faces.

Previously, Andrew worked with the World Economic Forum, the Coalition for Responsible Cybersecurity, and as a CISO Ambassador for the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Stanley is also a research affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Business, focused on new ways of driving change within large enterprises. Mr. Stanley and his teams led cybersecurity regulatory reform efforts at the local, national, and diplomatic levels; influencing policy in Washington, Brussels, and the United Nations.

Before his current role, Mr. Stanley served as the Chief Information Security Officer for Philips, a $25B, 130,000 employee global healthcare and lighting company headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands. During his time at Philips, he led a complete transformation of cybersecurity, initiating and delivering a two year improvement program that created an enterprise wide information security function. His novel approach created a business and product focused organization underpinned by the fusion of product hardware and software security research, digital and human intelligence, operations, government affairs, and risk management.

Mr. Stanley holds an MBA from the University of Virginia. He was previously a board member for Cloud Nine Rescue, a now closed non-profit emergency air transport service. Additionally, he supports the fundraising efforts of Angel Flight East, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, and the Epilepsy Foundation. He resides in the Boston area and spends his spare time sailing with his family in the Gulf of Maine.