Adrian Peters

Adrian Peters
Managing Director and Chief Technology Risk Officer – CTRO
BNY Mellon

Adrian is the Managing Director and Chief Technology Risk Officer (CTRO) at BNY Mellon. As the senior-most Technology Risk Management executive, he is responsible for comprehensive oversight of information risk for the company. The technology risk organization collaborates with a wide range of internal and external clients to drive quality oversight and management of technology and the associated operational risks within the business. Amongst the leadership teams Adrian participates in, he chairs the Technology and Information Risk Committee that is responsible for driving quality technology risk and policy related decisions across the organization.

Adrian has over 20 plus years of information risk experience. Previously, Adrian was the CISO at Bridgewater Associates. During his 7 year tenure with Bridgewater Associates, Adrian was responsible for establishing the security risk vision, and executing the program transformation from the ground up. Reporting into the CEO’s he ensured that intellectual property and trades were protected and secured at all times. Prior to Bridgewater he was a Principle and head for Neohapsis (now Cisco’s Security Consulting Services), where he developed global information risk mgmt. and security programs for a wide range of Fortune 100 and government organizations. His experience includes information security organization transformation, cloud strategy development and execution, security technology innovation, and security community advancement.

Mr. Peters has held a variety of technical cyber security certifications over the course of his career, received his MBA in Finance and Accounting from DePaul University, and holds an undergraduate degree in Information Systems.