Muhammad Ahmad

Muhammad Ahmad

Head Information Security | CISO - SVP

Biography

Technically proficient, Business enabler, Management professional, Speaker, and Trainer offering more than 15 years of experience. Among few Pakistanis holding CISSP & CCSP from (ISC)2, USA and four (4) ISACA, USA professional Certifications (CRISC, CISM, CGEIT, CISA). These 6 certifications are among top the 10 International IT/InfoSec certifications.

– A visionary, goal-oriented, and dynamic seasoned IT/IS Professional having business acumen, deep knowledge, and intensive experience in Strategy, Planning, Information/Cyber Security, IT Operations, Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC), Services Management, and implementing of cutting-edge technology solutions to address business opportunities & facilitating corporate growth.
-Working with ā€˜Cā€™ level executives, business & technical teams and providing consulting and advisory services in delivering Business-driven IT Solutions, and Information Security initiatives.
-Extensive experience in governing Information Security Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC), Information Security Change Management, Information Security Incident Management, Security Monitoring, and Threat Intelligence, and Information Security Awareness Program.
– Act as Cyber Resilience Manager to lead, design, and roll out end-to-end Cyber resilient solutions.
– Digital Transformation enabler by leveraging Technology to maximize shareholder’s value.
– Act as a bridge between Business & IT, aligning IT priorities with the business for value creation and to minimize IT/Cyber Risks to business.
– IT Business Partnering through stakeholder management, Business Process Re-engineering & Automation, and Project Management to transfer business needs into achievable action items.
– Development and Management of IT infrastructure across the large-scale organizations with effective risk-based controls as per International, Regulatory and relevant Industry Standards (e.g. ISO20000, ISO 2700X, ITIL/ITSM, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, PCI DSS, SWIFT, and COBIT, etc.) and to ensure its continuous improvement.
– Handling of Budget, Cost Control, Financial management, ROI, Value Delivery, and IT performance as per stakeholder expectations.
– An influential leader with a track record in Mentoring, Developing, and inspiring a high-performing team. A Change Leader with experience in Conflict & Crisis Management by Team Building and Leading Diversity to achieve business goals.
– Possess excellent interpersonal skills while interacting with Vendors & Internal/Outsourced teams to facilitate seamless execution of projects.

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