Seán Doyle

Lead Centre For Cybersecurity at World Economic Forum

Seán Doyle has a diverse work experience in the field of cybersecurity and financial intelligence. Seán worked at the World Economic Forum from 2018, where they served as the Lead of the Centre for Cybersecurity. In this role, they were responsible for cybersecurity skills and capacity development, compliance and regulation, anti-cybercrime, anti-financial crime, and anti-money laundering. Seán also managed the Global Future Council on Cybersecurity and supported initiatives such as the Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime and the Cybersecurity Learning Hub.

From 2014 to 2018, Seán worked at HSBC Private Banking in the Financial Intelligence Unit. Before that, they were at KPMG UK from 2011 to 2014, specializing in forensic investigations and compliance in the Financial Services and Energy and Natural Resources sectors.

Seán also has experience at the Cyber Risk Institute (CRI) since 2020, where they are a member of the Standards Committees and the Finance & Operations Committee. Their role involves evaluating partnering and licensing opportunities, designing cybersecurity assessment tools, forming partnerships, and evaluating third-parties. Seán also contributes to financial matters related to the running of the CRI.

Prior to their career in cybersecurity, Seán worked as an Armed Forces Analyst at IHS Jane's from 2010 to 2011, focusing on Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Overall, Seán Doyle has demonstrated expertise in cybersecurity, financial intelligence, compliance, and forensic investigations throughout their career.

Seán Doyle's education history is as follows:

Seán attended Trinity College Dublin from 2004 to 2009, where they obtained their Bachelor of Arts degree in European Studies, with a focus on Humanities/Humanistic Studies.

From 2009 to 2010, Seán pursued their Master of Arts degree in International Peace and Security at King's College London, specializing in International Relations and Affairs.

In 2018, Seán commenced their Executive Masters in Global Leadership at INSEAD, completing the program in 2020. During this program, they studied Organizational Leadership and Systems Leadership.

In 2023, Seán obtained a certificate in Data Privacy and Technology from Harvard Business School Online.

Additionally, Seán has obtained various certifications, including the Certified Information Privacy Professional - Europe (CIPP/E) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals in 2022, the International Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering from the International Compliance Association in 2017, and the Certificate in Finance Accounting and Business (CFAB) from ICAEW (obtained month and year not specified). Seán has also received certifications as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), although the exact date of obtaining these certifications is not provided.



  • Lead Centre For Cybersecurity

    January, 2021 - present

  • Project Lead Cybersecurity Governance Policy

    June, 2018