Global CISO, Levi Strauss & Co.
Colin Anderson is VP of information technology and global CISO at Levi Strauss & Co. In this role, he manages an international team responsible for information risk management, regulatory compliance, and IT enterprise risk management for a global organization with $5 billion in annual sales and more than 2700 company-owned and franchised retail locations in 35 countries worldwide.
Prior to Levi Strauss & Co., Anderson was the CISO at Safeway, a position he held for six years. At Safeway, Anderson also led IT strategic planning, and was executive sponsor of a leadership development program and executive champion of several cross-functional customer initiatives. In addition to holding leadership roles in information security at Levi Strauss & Co., Safeway, and Commerce One, Anderson previously led network engineering for Bank of America Capital Markets, where he was responsible for providing 100 percent availability for Bank of America’s North and South American equity-trading floors.
Anderson is a frequent speaker on information risk management and other risk and compliance topics, and an elected independent, non-executive director for the non-profit retail cybersecurity organization R-CISC. He holds both a bachelor’s degree in finance and master’s degree in information systems.