Global Head of Security Operations, Vodafone Group |
Luca is a security executive manager with 20 years of experience in government and telecommunication industry, with a keen eye for results in a fast pace environment and proven track records of strong leadership in a complex multinational organisation. Strong leadership, effective communication and ability to make complex and difficult issues easy to understand, facilitating and supporting the decision making process.
Luca started his career as Lieutenant at Carabinieri, one of Italian law enforcement agency; as ‘Crime Investigation Unit Commander’ in Palermo developed deep knowledge in investigation techniques and forensic analysis, mainly in the areas of anti-drugs, anti-money laundering, white-collar crime, financials crimes and political crimes.
After serving in the Carabinieri Luca moved to one of the major Italian telecommunication company, Omnitel (now Vodafone Italy), as Security Manager, covering several roles. In 2010 Luca was appointed Head of Corporate Security in Vodafone Ireland Ltd, and moved to Dublin starting his international career. In Ireland Luca matured a deep knowledge in Fraud Management, Revenue Assurance and Cyber Security. In 2014 Luca was promoted Global Head of Security Operations at Vodafone Group, being responsible for all security operational activities for Group entities and coordination across the Vodafone global footprint.
In his role in Vodafone Group Luca has also lead a fraud work stream as part of the Vodafone Big Data programme proving that advance analytics, predicting modelling and machine learning can be effectively used to prevent and detect fraud and insider threats.
Recently, Luca successfully completed a masters degree course in Cyber Security at University of West London, and his research work was on ‘the challenges that organisations face to prevent, detect and respond to insider threats’.