Samuelson joins ISACA following executive leadership roles at Pinpoint Learning, as executive vice-president and general manager at Capstone Publishers, and more than 15 years as an executive at Pearson plc.
In recent months, Samuelson served as chief executive of GreaterGood.com and on the board of its non-profit partner, GreaterGood.org.
ISACA, with 140,000 members working in IT audit, governance, risk and security, says Samuelson brings a strong background in strategic vision and business execution, and experience in market innovation and digital transformation, to the association in its 50th anniversary year.
“David Samuelson is the ideal leader for ISACA as we continue to grow and expand globally. His far-reaching experience in learning and technology innovations and his latest non-profit executive leadership role will be tremendous assets, inspiring the entire organisation as we advance the positive potential of business technology worldwide.”
“I am honoured to embrace the expansive opportunities for growth, creative solutions and innovation to better serve the ISACA community,” said Samuelson.
“I intend to bring a new level of energy, urgency and executional focus to the important services we provide to our members around the world. I am committed to working closely with our members, volunteers, and professional staff to accelerate our mission of advancing global business leaders in technology, information and cybersecurity, governance, and risk.”
Samuelson said he planned to initially focus on increasing member value through modern learning and certification delivery worldwide; emphasising relevant professional learning community opportunities through conferences and chapters; and underscoring the world-class enterprise solutions ISACA offers organisations.