Expert Profile

Ms Anne-Marie Buzatu
Position(s) Co-Founder and Director, Security and Human Empowerment Solutions

Currently Executive-in-Residence at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and Director / Co-founder of Security and Human Empowerment Solutions. Previous to this, Anne-Marie Buzatu was Deputy Head of the Public-Private Partnerships Division at DCAF, where she worked for nearly 12 years. In this role she led under a Swiss government mandate the development of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC). She subsequently led the creation of the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA), the oversight mechanism for the ICoC, where she also served as Interim Executive Director for 13 months. Anne-Marie writes and consults on cybersecurity, preventing violent extremist and terrorist use of the internet, and security sector impacts of private commercial actors. An international lawyer by training, she also worked for several years in the information technology sector. This low-level understanding of new technologies enables her to bridge the expertise divide, translate between policy and technology experts, and identify effective cybersecurity policy and governance approaches. Anne-Marie has published several policy papers and articles in the areas of private security and cybersecurity, with a chapter on Global Cybersecurity and the Private Sector to be published in early 2020 in the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of International Cybersecurity (eds. Eneken Tikk and Mika Kerttungen).