Hero Banner

Perfetti Van Melle

How Perfetti Van Melle, one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of confectionary and chewing gum, achieved its objectives of enhancing Cybersecurity leadership and decision-making with Cyber Management Alliance's Executive Cyber Crisis Tabletop Exercise.


Executive Cyber Crisis Tabletop Exercise Case Study

Perfetti Van Melle

Client Goals 

Sapan Talwar, Global CISO at Perfetti Van Melle Group B.V, explained their objectives behind engaging Cyber Management Alliance:

  • Raising cybersecurity awareness in the executive leadership. 
  • Creating a collaborative environment for executives to freely discuss potential cyber-attack scenarios, understand organisational vulnerabilities, and develop mitigation strategies. 
  • To build awareness around the kind of tactics and techniques cyber criminals regularly employ. 

“We selected Cyber Management Alliance to conduct
a Cyber Crisis Tabletop Exercise for the Executive, along with
a bespoke hacking demonstration facilitated by their
CEO & globally renowned CISO, Amar Singh.”

Sapan Talwar, Global CISO at Perfetti Van Melle Group B.V

Client Experience

Cyber Management Alliance enabled Perfetti to achieve its goals from the Executive Tabletop Exercise in the following ways:

  • Cyber Management Alliance appointed its most experienced  practitioner and a world-renowned tabletop exercise  facilitator to conduct the cyber drill. The facilitator’s deep understanding of cyber threats, combined with his ability to communicate complex technical concepts in a clear and concise manner, ensured that the executives were fully engaged throughout the exercise.
  • The exercise was complemented by a bespoke hacking demonstration by the facilitator. This practical element proved invaluable in raising awareness among Perfetti’s leadership team and fostering a sense of urgency around
    cyber security. 
Here's an extract from Sapan Talwar's testimonial about the organisation's experience with the Tabletop Exercise: 

"The CCTE not only raised awareness but also equipped
our executives with the knowledge and confidence to make informed
decisions in the face of cyber threats. The exercise also highlighted the
importance of human interaction in understanding and addressing complex
cyber risks. We highly recommend Cyber Management Alliance for any
organisation seeking to bolster their cybersecurity preparedness." 



Perfetti Van Melle

Perfetti Van Melle B.V. is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of confectionery and chewing gum. Its products and brands, including Mentos, Chupa Chups & Alpenliebe, are enjoyed in over 150 countries.

Perfetti Van Melle selected Cyber Management Alliance to conduct an Executive Cyber Crisis Tabletop Exercise with a bespoke hacking demonstration. They aimed to equip senior leadership with the skills to make rapid, informed decisions during a cyber crisis, ensuring business continuity and minimising damage.

The exercise and the accompanying hacking demonstration also instilled a proactive, company-wide mindset that prioritises cybersecurity, promoting a unified front against evolving threats.


Industry: Confectionary/Manufacturing
CMA Services: Cyber Crisis Tabletop Exercise
Locations: UK

Download your copy of the Perfetti Van Melle Case Study