Executive Director for the EU and Africa at the Global Cyber Alliance
Klara Jordan is the Executive Director for the EU and Africa at the Global Cyber Alliance, an international, cross-sector effort dedicated to eradicating cyber risk and improving our connected world. At the Global Cyber Alliance Ms. Jordan supports its mission by developing and sustaining partnerships, and furthers GCA’s collaborative efforts regarding matters of policy, projects, and fundraising. Previously, she served as the director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council, a DC-based think-tank, where she had the leading role in advancing and further developing the mission and program of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, as well as designing and leading the implementation of initiative activities. She is the most proud of expanding the Initiative’s Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, the first cyber policy student competition and the program’s presence and programming in Europe. She continues to be engaged with the Atlantic Council as a nonresident senior fellow with the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.
Prior to her appointment at the Atlantic Council Ms. Jordan worked in the private sector, where she supported a range of cybersecurity companies in policy and government affairs space. She also worked in policy and privacy division of FireEye, a global cybersecurity company, focusing on providing insight to FireEye on opportunities and risks that stem from emerging policy, laws, and regulation. Prior to her private sector experience, Klara spent two years at the Atlantic Council rising to the level of deputy director at the Cyber Statecraft Initiative. Her background also includes work on international law issues at the American Society of International Law and at NATO’s Allied Command Transformation in Belgium. Ms. Jordan earned her LL.M from the law school at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. She also holds a masters in interdisciplinary European studies from the Institute of Advanced European Studies in Strasbourg, France and earned her law degree from Matej Bel University in her native Slovakia.