Syed Abdul Qadir

Syed Abdul Qadir

Executive Director - Technology and Cybersecurity Risk Assurance, A. F. Ferguson & Co.


• Abdul Qadir is Executive Director at (A.F. Ferguson & Co.) PwC Pakistan, a seasoned C-level executive, Global keynote speaker and trainer over 20 years of experience spanning Digital Transformation and emerging technologies, Cybersecurity Strategy and Governance, Operations, Project Management, IT Due diligence, BCP and DRP across multiple industries arena. His collaborative leadership is evidenced through speaking invitations to various technology and IT security conferences and workshops and has been interviewed by the multiple TV channels and a variety of technology blogs and publications.

• Truly humbled and proud being only Pakistani speaker in world’s biggest technology event i.e. GITEX GLOBAL 2021 attended by 1 million people from 140 countries.

• Holds BE (CS) and MBA (Finance) with certifications CISA, PMP, ISO 27001, and 22301 Lead Auditor, MCITP (Enterprise), and HP Certified Specialist. Member of PMI & ISACA, highly methodical, result-oriented, and business savvy IT Professional reflecting strong qualification coupled with an outstanding history of managing projects successfully within tight deadlines concluding it as a total package of technology leadership and business acumen.

• Well familiar with industry best practices and information security, risk, governance, and compliance standards including ISO 27001, ISO 31000, ISAE 3402, ITIL, COBIT, etc.

• Prior to joining PwC, Abdul Qadir was associated with Pakistan Refinery Limited heading its IT department having responsibility for ensuring the smooth running of whole IT Infrastructure & networks round the clock.

Areas of Expertise:
• Digital Transformation, IT and Cybersecurity Strategy and Governance
• IT Risk Management and Governance, Framework, and Compliance
• IT Operations, BCP & DRP
• Project implementation and Quality assurance
• ISMS, NIST, and ISAE 3402 consultancy
• ERP transformation pre/post-implementation reviews and enterprise architecture
• Compromise, Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing
• SIEM and SOC consulting
• Proposal Writing, Business Development & Client Relationships
• Leadership & Team Development

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