Suresh Nair, Chief Information Security Officer – MENAT, GE
Suresh is currently Chief Information Security Officer - Middle East, North Africa & Turkey (MENAT) at GE Global, a position he has held since 2018. In this role he is responsible for defining Cyber Security strategy for MENAT region and providing strategic leadership to IT Security related projects & initiatives. Suresh supports all GE businesses including... Healthcare, Aviation, Power, Oil & Gas in the MENAT region. Before this position, Suresh was Regional Leader for Gulf and Turkey. Here he aligned security initiatives with enterprise programs and business objectives for the Gulf & Turkey Region, ensuring that information assets and technologies are adequately protected. Suresh has been at GE since 2016. Before GE, he held a number of senior positions across the cybersecurity solutions industry.
Muhammad Babar, Head of Compliance, MoneyGram International
Muhammad is a Technology enthusiast with over 15 years' experience in the Banking and Payments technology/compliance spheres and is currently at the forefront of MoneyGram’s Digital revenue initiatives from a Global perspective. He graduated as a Computer Engineer from the University of Huddersfield- UK in 2002, and worked as a Software Developer / Design Architect... for various Tech startups specializing in Software Engineering and Design. Expertise in Technology and understanding of the global AML/CTF regulations facilitated Muhammad’s transition to core Regulatory Compliance roles in the Middle Eastern Financial institutions, where he has delivered efficiencies and bottom line improvements – by marrying the worlds of regulations and technology.
Ashish Khanna, Information Security Officer, Public Sector Organization in Dubai
Ashish Khanna is the Information Security officer (GRC Subject Matter Expert) working with a public sector organization in Dubai, a position he has held since 2015. He is an experienced information security strategist and has managed a portfolio of mission critical projects. He has over 12+ years of proven track record for successfully completing highly complex... enterprise-wide, state-of-the-art Information Security and Governance projects by managing multi-disciplined, multinational, cross-functional teams. His proven strengths and experience include: devising, implementing and managing organization’s corporate information security vision, policies and programs; developing, reviewing and re-engineering information security risk management strategies. In the past, Ashish has held similar positions for organizations, diversified over different domains such as, Investment banking, Manufacturing, Education, Consulting and Technology.
Ilham Ismail, Head of IT, Hospitality Management Holdings
Ilham Ismail is the Head of IT at Hospitality Management Holdings. Ilham has over 20 years of experience as a specialised IT professional, managing complex and large projects, system and network administration and hardware support. He has a proven ability in designing and delivering robust system products, programmes for technical solutions and orientations,... IT Governance and Risk Management. In his current role, Ilham manages 12 branches across the Middle East & Africa region, and is also in charge of planning & budgeting, as well as vendor and partner management. Ilham was previously the Cluster IT Manager for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, where he was responsible for the operation of all data and communication system of the property. He also worked for different sectors such as Transportation, Manufacturing & FMCG in the past.
Muhammad Rizwan Khan, Head of Compliance, Al Dahab Exchange
Mr. Rizwan Khan, CAMSFCI, CFCS has contributed in the anti-money laundering (AML) for last 2 decades and relies on his vast policing experience when speaking to various groups. He is one of the innovators of the RCMP’s Proceeds of Crime Program and associated as Head of Compliance in “Al Dahab Exchange” in addition to being an investigator and undercover operator... at some of the highest organized crime levels throughout his career. He is associated with ACFCS as editorial task force member and also same time active member of ICA (International Compliance Association) London and completed combating financial crime from CISI, UK. He has also accomplished International Cyber Certified Professional certificate from McAfee Institute USA. He also used to write articles on compliance topics at international forum most prominently he wrote an article for culture of compliance and introduce a new EDD template to banking industry.
Hashim Saeed, Group Head of Information Technology, Azizi Developments
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Astrid Hansen, Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Information Security, MENA, Barclays
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Shafiullah Mohamed Ismail, Senior Manager, Security Architect & IT Governance, Mubadala Development Company
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