Hessa Al Nahdi
Hessa Salem Al Nahdi is the Chief Information Security Officer, and a member of senior
management team in Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi. She leads DCT Abu Dhabi’s
information and corporate security strategies and operations as she sets the directions of security
programs, architecture, solutions, fosters innovation, to ensure that visitors of Abu Dhabi have
secured, valuable, personalized and engaging experience.
To enable sustainable, scalable digitalized functions and integrations between entities, to
enhance visitor experience and to position Abu Dhabi emirate as a world class destination, Ms. Al
Nahdi performs intensive research to empower secure business transformation, as she is developing threat intelligence ecosystem.
Ms. Al Nahdi has previously played the role of Operations Manager, Service Delivery Manager
and Security Operations Manager, Corporate Security Manager, Data Chief Officer in Aviation and
Tourism sectors. She is one of the recognized Emirati females in defining and implementing Security strategies. In DCT Abu Dhabi, she has developed data and security strategies to enhance security and data management for the organization and provided expert advice for organization skills set to operate these functions.
7 DecemberMAIN Stage ( Zaabeel Hall 3)Hessa Al Nahdi (UAE Department of Culture and Tourism)GISEC Main Stage