Professor at Solvay Brussels School, Managing Director of ICT Control SA-NV, management consulting firm based in Brussels, Georges Ataya is an author, lecturer and consultant in IT Governance, Information security Management and IT Assurance and compliance.
Georges is the International Vice President and Board member of the IT Governance Institute (www.itgi.org). He participates since 2001 in research in areas related to the management of the IT process. Areas of specialty are Business-IT Linkage, Value Management, Risk Management, resources and outsourcing management, and performances monitoring. He publishes regular columns in the Belgian computer magazine « IT Professionnel » and the Dutch « IT Expert ».
Georges Ataya is professor at the Solvay Business School where he founded and currently directs the Executive Master in ICT Audit & Security and the Executive Master in IT Governance. European recognized Expert-witness, active with business mediation and arbitration. Georges performs expert witness work for the Belgian Justice system since 1992 and performs mediation in France since 2000. Managing Partner of ICT Control SA-NV, Georges Ataya has advised the office of the French Prime Minister (Secrétariat Générale de la Défense Nationale), the Belgian Government (auditor of the e-ID project), Belgian regional governments and the European Commission DIGIT as well as enterprises in the financial and Services sectors of activity.
From 1991 to 1996 he managed at ITT World Directories the worldwide IT activities with 10 reporting IT departments in three continents. Past Partner with Ernst & Young Belgium where he directed the Technology and security Risk Services from 1999 until 2002. Georges is Certified Information Systems Auditor (ISACA, USA 1991), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 2002), certified information security Manager (CISM, ISACA 2003), and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT, ISACA 2008). He participated in 2001-2002 in the International Committee to define the Information Security Manager (CISM) certificate. He launched in 2008 the first Boot camp for the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) that he lectures at four occasions (twice for the European Commission IRMs). Georges Ataya speaks fluently English, French and Arabic (Born in Lebanon). He holds meetings in Dutch.