Allan M. Cytryn '72, '75 GSAPP, '79, Chair

Allan M. Cytryn is with Risk Masters International, a consulting firm that advises clients on Risk Mitigation and Management, including business continuity planning, disaster recovery, and recovery from cyber-attacks. He is also a member of the Executive Board of the Boston Global Forum ( bostonglobalforum.org ) where he advises on cyber-security policy. In this role, he co-authored the G7 Ise-Shima Cyber-Norms which were incorporated, in-part, into the G7 Cyber-Declaration, the first ever cyber declaration by the G7.

With more than 30 years of experience as a senior executive in Information Technology, Allan has held a variety of IT leadership roles in the financial services industry. Prior to Risk Masters, he spent 15 years at Deloitte where he was a Director. His roles and responsibilities there included Regional CIO, National Director of Applications, and National Director of Technology for Audit and Enterprise Risk Services. Before joining Deloitte, he was the CIO of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, a Vice President of Corporate Finance with Goldman Sachs, and a Vice-President of Information Technology with Bankers Trust. In all of these roles he led organizations through rapid operational and technological transformations and helped them adopt new and innovative technologies to support their core strategic objectives.
 


Allan additionally played a critical leadership role for Deloitte in managing the IT recovery from the 9/11/2001 attack in New York and for Simpson Thacher and Bartlett leading their recovery from the 1993 NatWest Tower Bombing in London.

Allan earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and an MS in Operations Research & Applied Mathematics from Columbia Engineering, as well as a M.Arch from Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. His son, Steven, graduated from Columbia College in 2006.

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