SoSafe names Laura Ryan as new chief people officer

SoSafe chief people officerSecurity awareness and human risk management vendor SoSafe has appointed Laura Ryan as its new chief people officer as support while it continues to scale operations internationally.

Ryan will lead SoSafe’s people function, overseeing the development of a best-in-class team to help deliver its next chapter of strategic growth. She will manage human resources, people and talent, workspace and community, and operations for its 500 employees across nine Europe locations.

With more than 20 years of hands-on experience in the technology and financial services industries, Ryan has actively supported the evolution of HR functions. Prior to joining SoSafe, she worked for almost nine years at Dropbox as vice president global HR business partnering, and before that, she spent more than five years at Google and seven years in financial services in a number of HR roles.

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Ryan said: “Throughout my career I’ve been passionate about scaling organisations, helping them achieve this by fostering innovation and creating workplaces that inspire people to do their best work. SoSafe is working in an extremely interesting market with very strong dynamics: Cybercrime is the biggest threat to organisations and SoSafe delivers a human-centric solution based on psychology. This gives the organisation and the team a very strong purpose and I am very excited to contribute to its mission to empower people facing digital threats.”

Dr Niklas Hellemann, chief executive officer of SoSafe, added: “One of the pillars of our success is the excellence of our people. We are proud to have an outstanding team to drive our ambitious plans. Laura brings a wealth of experience in fast-paced, multi-cultural organisations and has proven her ability to build and lead people divisions in high growth technology employers. I am very excited to have her join our management team and look forward to working with her to drive further growth for the business.”