Meet Shelley Leibowitz

Shelley Leibowitz is a leader among technology professionals, as an advisor, board member, thought leader, and coach. She has an outstanding track record of strategy formulation and effective execution in the public and private sectors. Currently, Ms. Leibowitz serves on the Board of Directors of E*Trade Financial Corporation, where she sits on the Risk Oversight and Governance Committees, and on the Board of Directors of MassMutual, where she sits on the Investment Committee and on the Technology and Governance Committee. Previously, she was a Director of Alliance Bernstein Holding LP and of Endgame, foremost provider of cybersecurity capabilities to the US intelligence and defense communities, acquired by Elastic NV.

In 2016, Ms. Leibowitz launched SL Advisory, providing tailored advice and insights to senior executives and boards of directors in the areas of technology strategy, digital transformation, IT portfolio and risk management, information security, performance metrics, and governance. As well, she is active in the venture investing community and advises early stage companies.

Ms. Leibowitz is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where her areas of focus are technology policy, internet governance, and information security. She is on the Advisory Board for the Center for Development Economics at Williams College, on the CNAS Council, and on the Board of BuildOn, a not-for-profit whose mission is to “break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education.” Ms. Leibowitz is a Board Leadership Fellow at the National Association of Corporate Directors, where she is a frequent speaker and has achieved Directorship Certification and the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight.

In 2009, Ms. Leibowitz was appointed by Robert Zoellick, 11th President of the World Bank, to be the Bank’s first Group-wide Chief Information Officer. In her role as Chief Information Officer, she was responsible for the technology services and capabilities that underlie the work of delivering quality knowledge and financing products to World Bank clients across the globe. At the World Bank, she was a leading advocate and domain expert for the Bank’s ICT for Development initiatives, helping to launch in-country technology innovation programs. As well, Ms. Leibowitz oversaw the World Bank’s Library and Archives, managed the Bank’s comprehensive cybersecurity program, and served as a member of the Pension Investment Committee.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Leibowitz held Chief Information Officer positions at Morgan Stanley, Greenwich Capital Markets, Barclays Capital, and Investment Risk Management. She served as Board member and Technology Advisor for GAIN Capital, a global provider of foreign exchange execution and clearing services with an award-winning trading platform, now listed on the NYSE.

Ms. Leibowitz was featured in the McKinsey & Company Quarterly, Transforming Public-sector IT: An Interview with the World Bank’s CIO, and was honored by the Women’s Bond Club of New York with its annual Merit Award for career achievement and extraordinary leadership in the financial industry. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Williams College with a degree in Mathematics.