ISACA, a global professional association serving 115,000 information systems assurance, security, governance and risk professionals, named Matthew Loeb its new chief executive officer.

With a background in enterprise strategy, corporate development, global business operations and governance, Loeb comes to ISACA after 20 years as a staff executive for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and as executive director of the IEEE Foundation. He will assume his role as ISACA CEO on Sept. 1, 2014.

“The ISACA Board of Directors welcomes Matt, and we look forward to working closely with him and building on our 45-year history helping our members and their enterprises drive value through information and information systems,” stated Tony Hayes, 2013-14 international president of ISACA and chair of the CEO search panel. “Matt is the right person to lead ISACA and is an ideal match for the execution of ISACA’s Strategy 2022, a long-term plan to expand the association’s reach into critical areas impacting business and technology, including cyber-security and privacy. His experience in digital publishing, certification, global expansion and new programs in emerging technologies is key as we continue to enhance our resources for enterprises and members.”

Loeb takes over the position heading ISACA, which serves members in more than 180 counties and offers four globally recognized certifications, from acting CEO Ron Hale, who took over after Susan Caldwell retired in September 2013.

“As enterprises continue to invest in information systems to build personal relationships with their customers and gain business efficiencies, challenges of compliance, risk, big data, privacy and cybersecurity are increasing complexity for ISACA members in their work to ensure trust and value from these systems.” stated Loeb. “While ISACA already delivers resources to help, we have the opportunity to do even more, including increasing appreciation for the role our professionals play in advancing economic prosperity and keeping the digital world safe. I am privileged to have the opportunity to partner with ISACA’s board and employees to grow the organization’s influence and impact globally.”

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