Phil Venables

Partner and Chief Operational Risk Officer at Goldman Sachs

Phil leads the firm’s Operational Risk Management & Analysis function. He is a member of the
Firmwide Risk Committee, Firmwide Technology Risk Committee, Firmwide Operational Risk
Committee and Global Business Resilience Committee. Previously, Phil served as Chief
Information Risk/Security Officer and Head of Technology Risk. He joined Goldman Sachs as a
vice president in London in 2000 and transferred to New York in 2001. Phil was named
managing director in 2003 and partner in 2010. Prior to joining the firm, he was Chief
Information Security Officer at Deutsche Bank and also functioned as the global head of
Technology Risk Management for Standard Chartered Bank. Before that, Phil served in various
technology, network management and software engineering roles at a number of finance, energy,
and defense organizations. Phil serves on the Executive Committee of the US Financial Services
Sector Coordinating Council for Critical Infrastructure Protection, is co-chair of the Board of
Sheltered Harbor, and is a member of the boards of the Center for Internet Security and the NYU
Tandon School of Engineering. He is also an advisor to the cyber-security efforts of the US
National Research Council, the Institute for Defense Analyses and a US intelligence agency. Phil
is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Phil earned a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science
from the University of York and an MSc in Computation and Cryptography from the Queen’s
College at Oxford University. He was awarded the designation of Chartered Engineer in 1995
and Chartered Scientist in 2002 and was elected a Fellow of the British Computer Society in
2005.


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