Valerie Lyons

Valerie Lyons

BH Consulting
Chief Operations Officer and Director

Included in the ‘Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity in Europe’, Dr. Valerie Lyons is an accomplished Cybersecurity and Privacy leadership expert. She is co-author of the best-selling book The Privacy Leader Compass. Dr. Lyons is Director and Chief Operations Officer in BH Consulting. She has previously worked for several global organizations, such as IBM, KPMG, and ABB, and served as Head of Information Security Risk in KBC Bank for almost 15 years. She has an in-depth knowledge of European data protection law and practices, and frequently presents at renowned international security and privacy conferences. In 2022, Dr Lyons was awarded a PhD in Information Privacy for her research into Privacy as a CSR. She also holds a Masters in Leadership. She is a certified CISSP for almost 25 years, a CDPSE for three years, and is a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland.