Cybersecurity and Technology Executive
Alexander Niejelow is a cybersecurity and technology expert whose experience spans across the private sector and government. Alex most recently served as the Senior Vice President for Cybersecurity Coordination and Advocacy at Mastercard. In this role, Alex was responsible for coordinating cybersecurity matters across Mastercard’s business units and departments, as well as the company’s global safety, security and technology advocacy efforts.
Previously, Alex was the Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Data Protection at Mastercard where he was responsible for policy efforts in the areas of cybersecurity and global data management, while also leading the company’s industry partnerships on technology policy issues.
Prior to joining Mastercard, Alex was Director of Cybersecurity Policy on the National Security Council at the White House, where he focused on efforts to advance the Administration’s cybersecurity, technology, and trade policy priorities. He also served as Chief of Staff to the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, where he helped coordinate the U.S. Government’s intellectual property policy and enforcement strategies.
Before joining the White House, Alex was Counselor and Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Department of Homeland Security. In this role, he worked extensively on international trade policy and operations and global supply chain security.
Earlier in his career, Alex worked in the litigation department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.
Alex holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Duke University.
Alex currently serves on the executive board of the CyberPeace Institute and the Center for Cybersecurity Policy and Law.