George Eapen, Group CIO for Petrofac has joined Team8’s Cyber Advisory Board

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Left: George Eapen, Group CIO at Petrfofac – Right: Amir Zilberstien, Managing Partner at Team8

Tel Aviv, Israel – Team8, a unique global venture group that creates and invests in early-stage companies with deep expertise in cyber, data, fintech, and digital health, is proud to announce that George Eapen, Group CIO for Petrofac has joined Team8’s Cyber Advisory Board (CAB).

George brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of information technology and cybersecurity. As the Group CIO for Petrofac, he is responsible for driving the company’s IT strategy and ensuring that it remains ahead of the curve in terms of cybersecurity. George possesses 17 years of experience in IT and cybersecurity leadership roles in companies operating in diverse domains such as healthcare, oil & gas, and digital and has been recognized as a global leader in this field and won multiple CIO and CISO awards for his contributions. 

In addition to his work at Petrofac, George is also a Global Board Advisor for IBM Security, a non-Executive Board member, and Advisor for many Cyber Organizations, Cyber Committees, and Technology Companies. He has presented at over 30 conferences globally, including IBM Think, Microsoft Ignite, RSA Conference, Gartner, and GISEC.  

As a Cyber Advisory Board Member, George will provide a specialized toolkit for Team8’s CISO village and portfolio companies and share his best practices and research with the information security industry. 

“I am very excited to join the Team8 Cyber Advisory Board. Team8 is doing an outstanding job of promoting talent and nurturing tech companies in the FinTech, Digital Health, and Cybersecurity through their foundry programs and I am looking forward to supporting them in this journey with my expertise” said George Eapen, Group CIO for Petrofac.

Speaking on George joining the Cyber Advisory Board, Amir Zilberstien, Managing Partner at Team8 said “Throughout our journey, George has been an invaluable strategic partner and dedicated member of Team8’s CISO Village. Given the fruitful years of collaboration, it was only natural for George to join the Team8 Cyber Advisory Board. In the ever-evolving threat landscape, where cyber attacks grow increasingly sophisticated, George’s wealth of industry expertise spanning decades is a vital asset for Team8, and we are honored to have him with us.”

About Team8

Team8 is a venture group that builds and backs technology companies at the intersection of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data, fintech, enterprise software, and infrastructure. We rethink venture to provide entrepreneurs with an unfair advantage, accelerating success in an increasingly competitive landscape. Our deep understanding of the challenges faced by our industry and extensive network of global leaders uniquely positions us as the venture partner of choice. Team8’s leadership team includes unicorn founders, bank and fintech CEOs, and former leaders of Unit 8200, Israel’s elite military technology and intelligence agency. For further information, please visit