Ali Beshara, Head of Information Security and Risk Management, The Benefit Company
Mr. Ali is an Information technology professional with more than 20 years of experience. Ali holds various certifications in the cybersecurity field including: CISA, CISM, CRISC and ISO 27001. He holds an M.Sc. in Public Administration from Aix-Marseille University – France – and Bachelor of Computing from The University of Greenwich, and an associate diploma... in Business Information Systems from The University of Bahrain.
Tony Chebli, Head of Information Security, Credit Libanais S.A.L
Tony has headed the Information Security Department at Credit Libanais since September 2008. He has extensive experience in information security and compliance, in sectors including banking, finance, government and private companies. Accomplishments include designing a security program based on ISO 27001 and PCI-DSS standards for Group Credit Libanais, which assisted... the Group to satisfy Central Banks circulars and requirements in various countries in addition to the external/ internal IT auditors’ requirements. He has also been instrumental in achieving PCI-DSS compliance for Credit Libanais (first and still only Bank to be certified PCI-DSS), Netcommerce (ecommerce site), IPN (service provider), CCM (service provider) and Credit International Bank in Senegal. Tony holds a number of certifications including CISSP, CMSA, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, ISO 27005 Risk Manager, ISO 27032 Lead Cybersecurity Manager and more. He has received for three consecutive years the security award “CISO-100” (Chief Information Security Officer among top 100 in the region) from the Middle East Security Awards (MESA) in Dubai UAE.
Prashant Nair, Group Head of Operational Risk and Control, Network International L.L.C
Prashant is Group Chief Information Security Officer, Network International. He is directly responsible for managing cybersecurity across the group’s operation in the Middle East and Africa. He has more than 24 years’ experience in banking and payments, with 16 years of specialization in Enterprise Risk Management and Information Security. He has worked... with large enterprises and global, multi-cultural organizations, managing major programs in GRC, operational risk and cybersecurity. He specialises in, Risk Management, Information Security, Cyber Security, Risk Assessment, Operational Risk Reviews, Internal Audit, Banking Operations, Product Development, Process Management, Systems Integration, Core banking migrations, Customer Service and Finance, Project Management, Vendor and People Management.
Adeel Mirza, Head of Security and Compliance, Delma Exchange UAE
Adeel is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and Certified Blockchain & KYC Professional with 15+ years of experience working with various financial institutions including banks (Islamic and conventional), money service business, investment companies, asset management companies and tele-communication company having proven track record and steady advancement... on the professional hierarchy ladder. He is well versed with the AML and Sanctions, local and international regulatory requirements and Fraud Prevention techniques. He has hands on experience of implementing AML & Compliance framework and leading various the transformation projects. He regularly participates in various forums to create awareness and share knowledge on fighting Financial Crime. His country experience includes UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kenya & Pakistan. He is currently associated with Delma Exchange as Head of Compliance.
Shruti Khanna, IT Security Governance Manager, Al Tayer Group
Shruti is a leader and a strategic thinker skilled in the design and execution of effective enterprise-wide cybersecurity programmes. She leads security strategy for the organisation, prioritizing user data and application/ product security and coordinating the evaluation , deployment and management of current and future security technologies. She oversee the development... and enforcement of security policies and procedures based on industry best standard practices. And she works closely with IT and other technology groups to secure information, computer, network and processing systems. She believes that security is based on collaboration across the enterprise in order to establish security driven culture.
Ashish Khanna, Group Information Security Officer, Dubai Health Authority
Ashish Khanna holds a Master’s in strategic leadership from University of Gloucestershire, UK. He is currently working as a specialist and advisor to the CISO of a prominent Dubai Government entity. Ashish’s research interests are in the Technology and AI aspects of cybersecurity – particularly in finding ways of ‘monetizing unforeseen risk’ as well as 'Data... Science for Cybersecurity’. He is currently managing multi-disciplinary cross-functional teams, towards achieving key strategic objectives. Ashish has previously headed the cyber security consulting vertical for an organization in India. He has worked extensively across the public and private sector for organizations such as Infosys, Credit-Suisse group AG, HCL, Deutsche-Bank and more. He has been a prominent speaker on diverse cybersecurity topics, presented at a range of conference and contributed widely in organizational and national level strategic programs.
Muhammad Rizwan Khan, General Manager, Al Dhahery Exchange
Khan was recognized for his dedication to the anti-financial crime field. His journey toward becoming a professional in the field of anti-financial crime compliance began with a simple but thoughtful idea more than few years ago How could he help prevent people’s lives from being impacted by bad actors. Khan achieved maximum compliance certification from ACAMS... including CTMA, CKYCA, CGSS, CAMS, CAMSFCI along with he is also associated with University of Oxford (“SAID Business School”) DIPOL (Diploma in Organizational Leadership) these credentials make him unique in stream of valuable professionals. Khan’s desire to help others while sharing knowledge on how to implement best practices to detect and prevent all financial crimes—and turn small opportunities for learning into big chances for growth—culminated in his current position as General Manager AL DHAHERY Money Exchange, United Arab Emirates. The native of Lahore, Pakistan truly believes that in order to be a professional who makes a difference in the lives of strangers, in the job and the field, anti-money laundering (AML) officers must work in true partnership with the business lines—not at odds with them. This must occur in a system where profits do not overshadow proper controls and where generators of a firm’s revenue value compliance input and insight. Khan has vast experience in AML and counter-terrorist financing; he is a compliance professional with a focus on financial crime and independent money laundering reviews for the money services business industry and banks. His expertise also includes independent reviews and investigations, threat/risk assessments, domestic and international training, mentorship, expert testimony and AML program development. Khan articles have published in numerous academic international compliance forums and he is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on the subject.