Chief Security and Privacy Officer, Georgian Partners

Alex Manea

Alex Manea is our Chief Security and Privacy Officer and a member of the Georgian Impact Team. Alex uses his detailed knowledge of security and privacy concepts to help portfolio companies identify opportunities to build and monetize technologies that protect assets and build trust. Alex is also responsible for Georgian’s internal policies and infrastructure.


Prior to joining Georgian Partners, Alex spent 12 years working at BlackBerry, most recently as Chief Security Officer. As a founding member of BlackBerry Security, he has worked to protect mobile, desktop and IoT devices, networks and infrastructure for over a decade, helping to transform BlackBerry from a mobile hardware vendor to the world’s leading provider of enterprise software and security solutions. Alex regularly writes on security and has been published in dozens of international publications in multiple languages.


Alex is a Certified Software Security Lifecycle Professional. He holds a BASc, Honours in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Did you know?

Alex was recently named one of Canada’s smartest people by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He has traveled to 22 countries and can speak or understand 7 different languages. He loves learning about cultures around the world, visiting local landmarks and trying new types of food.