Neal A. Pollard is Chief Information Security Officer of UBS AG, where he leads the bank’s global cyber and information security program. He is also adjunct professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, adjunct professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Georgetown University, and adjunct professor of law at Fordham Law School. Prior to joining UBS, he was a partner at EY, where he led cybersecurity services for global financial institutions. He was also partner at PwC.
Before joining the private sector, he was a senior officer in the U.S. intelligence community, serving operational and managerial assignments at the National Counterterrorism Center and the Central Intelligence Agency, focused on the counterterrorism target. He also served as Director of Counterterrorism on the staff of the Congressional Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism. Prior to government service, he was board director and general counsel of the Terrorism Research Center, Inc., a corporation he co-founded in 1996.
Mr. Pollard has had various academic affiliations, including founding member and Board Director of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association, member of the New York Cyber Task Force, non-resident senior fellow of the Atlantic Councilís Cyber Statecraft Initiative, member of the United Nations Experts Group on Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes, and life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he was a 2005-2006 International Affairs Fellow and a member of the Councilís Independent Task Force on U.S. Policy in the Digital Age. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and the Georgetown University Law Center, and is a member of the Virginia State Bar. He is based in New York City and Zurich.