Kenesa Ahmad is an attorney and risk advisor, widely recognized as a leading expert in privacy, data protection and information security. In 2017, Kenesa co-founded Aleada, a boutique information privacy and security consulting firm based in San Francisco. She started the company with her two fellow co-founders of Women in Security and Privacy (WISP), a non-profit organization established in 2014. Kenesa’s objective with Aleada is to put into practice the WISP mission: to advance women in the converging fields of privacy and security. Aleada has made a commitment to recruit and hire individuals from diverse backgrounds seeking to enter or transition into the privacy field. Aleada specifically focuses on providing career opportunities for individuals re-entering the workforce from caretaking or family rearing roles, second career job seekers, and new graduates.