Partner, Head of Cyber Security, Technology Risk and Data Protection Services
Matthias shapes the global digital economy by supporting his clients in managing (personal) data in a responsible, safe and secure way and in operating cyber resilient digital infrastructures. He works with organizations globally and from across sectors - particularly financial services, technology and telecommunications - to successfully navigate major transformation programs by managing cyber, information, privacy and technology risks. Matthias brings over 18 years of experience in these fields of expertise. Matthias is also a member of KPMG’s Global Cyber Security Leadership as well as KPMG Switzerland’s Digital Board. In October 2016 Matthias was voted one of Switzerland’s 100 most influential “Digital Shapers” by Bilanz, a leading Swiss business publication. Prior to joining KPMG, Matthias conducted research on communications systems and cyber security at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and as a research scholar at the Beckman Institute of Advanced Studies of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He began his professional career as a microchip engineer in 1998.
PhD in IT and Electrical Engineering from ETH
MSc in Electrical Engineering from ETH Lausanne (EPFL)
Data Privacy Lead Auditor
Matthias represents KPMG towards regulators, government agencies and industry associations on cyber security, data protection and technology risk matters
Author of the chapter on “organizational and technical data protection measures” of the book “Datenschutzrecht” in the series “Handbücher für die Anwaltspraxis, Helbling Lichtenhahn Verlag” published by Nicolas Passadelis, David Rosenthal and Hanspeter Thür