Fortrea's Jim Cameli Named a Top 100 Global Chief Information Security Officer by HotTopics

Fortrea, a leading global contract research organization (CRO), is proud to announce that its Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Jim Cameli, has been recognized as one of the top executives in the cybersecurity space. Cameli has been named to HotTopics’ Global CISO 100 2023, an exclusive list that highlights exceptional leadership and contributions to the field.

Fortrea’s Chief Information Officer, Alejandro Martinez, expressed his admiration for Cameli, stating, “We are deeply fortunate to have Jim Cameli as a colleague and a leader, and are very pleased to see him get the recognition he rightly deserves.” Martinez further emphasized Cameli’s expertise and insight, describing him as a practical visionary who combines thought leadership with hands-on implementation.

Cameli’s achievements extend beyond his role at Fortrea. He was a founding member and the first board president for the Retail and Hospitality Intelligence Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC), demonstrating his commitment to giving back to practitioners in the cybersecurity field. Additionally, he served as a co-chair and governing body member for the Chicago CISO Executive Summit. Cameli’s certifications as a CISSP and CRISC further validate his expertise in the industry.

The Global CISO 100 award is a testament to Cameli’s dedication and impact in the ever-evolving digital landscape. A panel of five industry judges evaluated Cameli’s efforts based on various factors, ultimately recognizing his outstanding contributions.

HotTopics CEO & founder, Philip Randerson, expressed his admiration for the winners of the Global CISO 100 award, stating, “In today’s dynamic digital landscape, the role of a CISO is paramount. Your unwavering commitment is shaping a safer digital future.”

Fortrea, a leading global provider of clinical development and patient access solutions to the life sciences industry, partners with emerging and large biopharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostic companies to drive healthcare innovation. With a focus on accelerating life-changing therapies to patients in need, Fortrea offers a range of services, including clinical trial management, clinical pharmacology, technology-enabled trial solutions, and post-approval services.

Fortrea’s three decades of experience and expertise in over 20 therapeutic areas position them as a transformative force in the industry. Their team of more than 19,000 talented individuals across 90 countries is dedicated to delivering focused and agile solutions to customers globally.

HotTopics, founded by Philip Randerson, aims to foster collaboration, innovation, and the development of future leaders among C-suite executives. With over 17,000 distinguished members, including 75% of the Fortune 500, HotTopics has become a global community that connects and inspires C-suite leadership.

Fortrea and HotTopics are both committed to driving positive change in their respective industries. Through their dedication to innovation, collaboration, and leadership, they are shaping a safer digital future and accelerating healthcare innovation for the benefit of patients worldwide.

For more information about Fortrea and their transformative solutions, visit and follow them on LinkedIn and X (formerly Twitter) @Fortrea. To learn more about HotTopics and their global community of C-suite leaders, visit their website.

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