Robert Fox

is looking for freelance projects. ūüĒé

Selbstständig, Interim Group CISO, Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Hamburg, Germany

About me

I am a performance-driven CIO / CTO / CISO, Senior Program Manager and Information Security expert with a strong combination of board level IT and Executive Management experience. I have a significant background in Executive Interim roles leading large scale, complex business and IT transformation / transition and technology enabled projects and programs. Managing change initiatives that consistently elevate business performance, improve operational efficiency + facilitate new business models.


Information Security / Security Management
IT Transition & Transformation Management
Senior Project / Program & Interim IT Management
IT Infrastructure
Strong Project skills and business competence. Gl
Enterprise Architecture / Solution Architecture /
IT Auditing
IT Governance / Risk / Compliance
Outsourcing / Offshoring / Service Delivery
fluent in German / English
Multi Industry / Global Experience
Industry 4.0
Carve-out / M&A
Crisis Management
Executive IT Management / CIO / CTO / CISO
Mergers & Acquisitions IT Management
IT Strategy
Cyber Security
IT Outsourcing
Cloud Computing
Supplier Management
Carve Out / M&A
Management Consulting
SAP Projects
Security services
IT Infrastructure Library
ISO 27001
Information technology
Project Management
IT Security
Change Management
Information Security Management System


Professional experience for Robert Fox

  • Current 5 months, since Nov 2023

    Interim Group CISO

    Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG

    Rosenberger is one of the world‚Äės leading manufacturers of impedance-controlled and optical connectivity solutions. Providing solutions in high-frequency, high-voltage, and fiber-optic technology for mobile communication networks, data centers, test & measurement applications, automotive electronics, etc. Acting as Interim Group CISO responsible for building out a global Information Security Team, ISMS, strategy and processes to deliver industry standards based on TiSAX, NIS2 & ISO27001

  • Current 33 years and 3 months, since Jan 1991

    Sole Proprietor

    Fox Consulting Services

    Principal Independent Consultant - Interim Senior / Executive Manager (CIO / CTO / CISO) - Multi industry and Global Experience with expertise in Cyber Security, Infrastructure, Architecture & Networking - and large scale Transition / Transformations!

  • 8 months, Feb 2022 - Sep 2022

    Interim Group CIO


    The amedes group offers interdisciplinary and medical-diagnostic services for patients, resident doctors and clinics at more than 90 locations in Germany, Belgium, Austria and Dubai - Acting as Interim Group CIO - assisting in a large T&T Process since recently being acquired - Establishing a growth strategy and bringing IT closer to Business . . .

  • 9 months, Nov 2020 - Jul 2021

    Interim Manager Information Security - Trading

    EnBW Energie Baden-W√ľrttemberg AG

    Information Security strategic role supporting a large change program (Cloud First Strategy) creating a new Trading platform - Advising executive management and supporting KRITIS / ISO 27001 activities including ISMS, pen-tests, asset inventories, data protection, vendor & 3rd party management, etc. Focus on Organizational & Operational strategic targets related to Information Security & Regulatory compliance (GRC)

  • 7 months, Feb 2020 - Aug 2020

    Interim Head of Systems Design and Delivery


    Operational Management and Department Development for a team of over 30+ professionals in 3 countries (SE,NL,DE) - maintaining operational SLAs, Solution Designing and Operational Readiness - Management Consulting and Mentoring, Large scale change programs including large Security program. Shaping strategy and restructuring a highly critical department for future mode of operations (FMO) - furthering ITSM & ITIL maturity and efficiency

  • 6 months, Feb 2019 - Jul 2019

    Interim Group CISO

    Nordex Energy SE & Co. KG Hamburg

    Acting as Group level CISO, managing the implementation of an ISO 27001 certification and subsequent ISMS deployment world wide. Building out the existing Security Organization and target operating model, raising awareness and establishing Cyber Security / InfoSec strategy for digitization, IoT & Industry 4.0 initiatives - supporting CIO & Executive Board -

  • 6 months, Feb 2018 - Jul 2018

    Interim Head of Cyber Security Architecture & Solutions

    innogy SE, Essen

    Facilitating the build out of a newly formed, international Cyber Security Architecture & Solutions focused team - integrated with Corporate IT & Group level security - to help establish a group wide Security Architecture and creating the baseline security controls and policies.

  • 1 year, Feb 2017 - Jan 2018

    Interim Service Delivery Manager

    innogy SE

    Energy sector - Large scale , global first generation Data Center outsourcing deal - Acting as Interim Service Delivery Manager executing the handover of a complex Transition / Transformation Program into BAU (Business as Usual) operations - including ITIL v3, Vendor & Stakeholder Management, Service Catalog, etc.

  • 1 year and 4 months, Jan 2015 - Apr 2016

    Interim Head of IT

    Balfour Beatty Rail GmbH

    Rail Engineering Company - Answering directly to the MD of Finance, responsible for entire IT Operations, Personnel, Special Projects & IT Budget - Key areas: SAP Environment, Carve-Out activities and multiple TSAs (Technical Services Agreements) - Crisis Management - Industry (4.0) Security / SCADA - T&T activities - CAD Development

  • 3 months, Nov 2014 - Jan 2015

    Lead Cyber Security Manager

    Deustche Bank AG

    Large scale, complex Global Outsourcing Transformation program - multiple vendors, Working for the CISO organization performing complex contract reviews, liasing between UK & Germany, Vendor & Stakeholder management and engagment with other project streams to establish security standards for the Bank.

  • 3 months, Jul 2014 - Sep 2014

    Interim Manager / NW Tower Lead / Global Transformation

    Hewlett Packard

    Acting as a stand-in NW Tower Lead on a Global Transformation Program for a German Bank - Crisis Management - Managing a team of 40+ individuals, Organizational & Process re-engineering, 2nd generation outsourcing conversion, greenfield Data Center consolidation and migration - including reduction of existing CMO Estate. Build out of dual redundant DCs with Private Cloud Architecture.

  • 7 months, Oct 2013 - Apr 2014

    Senior T&T Project Manager

    DeLaval Services GmbH

    Deploying Next Generation Firewall technologies globally (106 locations) replacing existing SPI Firewall products - driven by the Security Management to improve security awareness and security profile. Involved in product & vendor selection process in addition to moving to a MSSP (Managed Security Services Provider) model. Log Management strategy and also performance issues globally including WAN acceleration. Additionally providing Management Consultancy to help improve Project Management processes.

  • 5 months, May 2013 - Sep 2013

    Management Consultant / Senior PM / T&T


    Performed analysis on a Transition & Transformation Program and presented a report to executive management - involved crisis management and strategic planning - worked together with various partners like KPN (Holland) & Connectis (Switzerland) - in addition to the end client in Switzerland. Extensive travel to Holland, Hungary, Switzerland and Germany.

  • 4 months, Nov 2012 - Feb 2013

    Senior Rollout / Project Manager

    BMW AG

    IT-Project & Rollout Management for BMW i brand for eMobility, covering 41 global markets - Mobility services and networked car technologies (Connected Drive)

  • 7 months, Mar 2012 - Sep 2012

    Senior / Lead Infrastructure Architect / PM

    Bombardier Transportation

    Working with Executive IS management to establish a comprehensive Capability Framework Maturity model - intended to establish & maintain company wide policies and IS standards - conform with Enterprise Architecture, and to establish documentation management & approval processes & IT Governance. This involved also external outsourcing partner management as well.

  • 4 months, May 2011 - Aug 2011

    Senior PM & Management Consultant

    Wincor Nixdorf International

    Working directly for the CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) under the CIO - on a PCI-DSS related project implementing a SIEM solution (ArcSight), in addition to establishing company-wide configuration standards and operating manuals - technologies like VMware, Linux/Unix, FW, IDS, Vuln-scans, NetAPP, Windows Server products and Datacenter (cloud) technologies.

  • 3 months, Mar 2011 - May 2011

    Senior Management Consultant

    Engel Karton GmbH

    Working directly with the executive management, performed a needs-analysis regarding a Video Conferencing solution - performed market research and product selection - and implemented the chosen solution, including network optimizing.

  • 2 months, Jan 2011 - Feb 2011

    Principal Management Consultant / Chief Architect

    Wincor Nixdorf Portavis

    Working for the Service Development Manager on company wide Architecture and IT Strategy projects - also acting as an interim Chief Architect. Portavis is a daughter of Wincor Nixdorf International - specializing in Sparkasse Banking IT outsourcing.

  • 2 months, Nov 2010 - Dec 2010

    Senior Systems Manager / Business Anaylst

    Ericsson Mobile Money

    Short term assignment to research payment terminal technologies and direct bank protocols using ISO 20022 & 8583 standards for a Mobile Money platform.

  • 2 months, May 2010 - Jun 2010

    Lead Solution Architect / Interim Manager

    Bank of Scotland / LloydsTSB

    Senior Solution Architecture role managing a team of SME architects supporting a large greenfield deployment project to esablish a new online bank outside of Europe.


  • German


  • English



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