ELISABETTA ZACCARIA

Elisabetta Saccaria
Elisabetta Saccaria

Elizabeth has 10 years C-level track record across both investment and operations management with deep domain expertise in the defence technology and national security sector worldwide. She has led a series of successful and high profile growth strategies. In her last role she was the Group Chief Strategy Officer and Group Chief Operating Officer of Global Strategies Group, an organisation with expertise in three areas of capability - cyber security, critical infrastructure protection and counter-terrorism.

In a few years, Ms. Zaccaria grew the business, along with its founder, from a UK start-up to a portfolio of defence technology and integrated security companies with revenues of $ 0.5 Billion, over 5,000 workforce and operations in UK, US, MENA and APAC. She also served as a Non-Executive Director of several companies in the EU and inclusive of US classified companies, participating in the National Security Industrial Program and determined to be under FOCAI. 

Since January 2013 Ms Zaccaria has developed close working relationships with leading players in the UK cyber security ecosystem. She has formulated strategies for start-ups/SMEs, advised investors and large corporates and made contributions to the UK government’s vision for building a sustainable and world-class cyber security defence industry. Elizabeth is a keen linguist and holds a Master Doctor of Law from Universita' Degli Studii di Ferrara, Italy and a MA in International Relationships from Hult Business School, London, UK.