New York, NY – January 28, 2019 – eShopWorld, one of the world’s leading cross-border commerce companies, today announced that it has appointed Ray Thorpe to the newly created role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) as part of its ongoing commitment to data security and risk management. Thorpe joins eShopWorld with more than 20 years of global experience in information security and technology, including 10 years in senior leadership roles.
“Security has always been a top priority in all aspects of our operations, and appointing Ray reflects our continued commitment in this regard,” said eShopWorld CEO Tommy Kelly. “In today’s retail climate, cybersecurity is at the forefront for every business leader. We are committed to elevating our risk disciplines and ensuring that we continually adopt best practices aligned to protect eShopWorld’s information and reputation and those of all of our clients and stakeholders.”
As CISO, Thorpe will be responsible for eShopWorld’s overall information security strategy. He brings expertise across information security, data protection, IT change management, audit and compliance, and his previous industry experience spans banking, payments, retail and managed services consulting.
Prior to joining eShopWorld, Thorpe was a Senior Manager at global standards organization BSI, where he provided advisory and auditing services regarding information security, data protection, digital risk management, governance and compliance to some of the world’s largest organizations. Prior to that, he served as a PCI Security Standards Council Advisor and Head of IT and Security at payment services and financial solutions company MyGate Global. He holds a post-graduate degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Cape Town and an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London.
eShopWorld provides in-country cross-border e-commerce solutions to global retailers selling across North America, Europe and Asia. The company’s technology platform allows global brands and retailers to localize their online offering in up to 200 markets around the world, making it easier for international shoppers to move seamlessly through the buyer journey and complete their purchases. The company works with some of the world’s most iconic lingerie, fashion and sportswear brands and manages the global e-commerce requirements of five of the top 10 apparel brands.
Established in 2010, eShopWorld’s core e-commerce solution connects premium brands with consumers in more than 200 countries. Headquartered in Ireland, eShopWorld has offices in Ireland, the US, Singapore and the Netherlands. The company is privately owned by Tommy Kelly and Asendia, a joint venture between La Poste (France) and SwissPost (Switzerland).