Engen appoints Grant Hughes as IT manager for cybersecurity


Grant will be responsible for the information and cybersecurity function of Engen.

Engen Petroleum, a South African oil company focusing on downstream refined petroleum products, has appointed Grant Hughes as its new IT manager for cybersecurity: governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), effective 1 December. He will be reporting to Engen CIO Aveena Mothilall, with support from the company’s IT team. Grant will be responsible for the information and cybersecurity function of Engen.

“Today marks exactly three years since I joined Engen, and also the start of my third role at Engen. I’m humbled by the opportunity and looking forward to adding value in the next chapter,” Grant wrote on LinkedIn.

Grant joined Engen in 2020 as a security solutions architect. He later became the principal security architect, before being promoted to IT manager: cybersecurity GRC. Grant spent 10 years at TFG Infotec, his last role as manager: cybersecurity intelligence centre, before joining Engen. He is a trusted adviser and expert in the area of cybersecurity, and has spoken at several speaking engagements on the subject.

Grant completed a bachelor’s degree in IT at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, and holds a master’s in computer and information systems security from the same institution. He has also participated in Stellenbosch Business School’s management development programme.

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