IT Security & GRC Officer

Hafiz Sheikh Adnan Ahmed (CDPO, CDPSE, CGEIT) is a motivated achiever with over 15 years of significant, progressive experience in Information Technology field, focusing on IT Strategy & Business Strategy, ICT Governance, Information Security, Data Privacy, ISO Standards Implementation & Compliance, IT Service Management, Risk Management, Business Continuity, ICT Assurance, IT Internal Audits, IT Security Audits, Software Project Management, Performance Management and Process Improvement. 

Currently working for a prestigious Real-Estate group in Dubai, he is responsible to carry out IT Governance Self-Assessments, Information Security Audits, Risk Assessments & Mitigation plans, ISO Implementation & Compliance, ISR Implementation & compliance. 

He is a GDPR – Certified Data Protection Officer, Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer, and carries the following prestigious credentials to his credit, to name a few: CGEIT, ISACA COBIT 5 Certified Assessor, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor / Lead Implementer, ISO 22301 BCM LA, ISO 20000 Lead Auditor / Lead Implementer, ISO 27005 Lead Risk Manager, ISO 31000 Lead Risk Manager, ISO 38500 Lead IT Corporate Governance Manager, ISO/IEC 27032 Lead Cybersecurity Manager & Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB). He is also an Accredited APMG and PECB Certified trainer.  

He has also won ‘Middle East Security Awards 2017 (MESA CISO 100)’ award in the category of “Rising Stars in Security and Risk” and ‘Security Advisor Middle East Awards 2016’ in the category of “Personal Contribution to IT Security”. 

He is associated with numerous professional organizations, including SCCE, IAPP, ISACA, & IIA. He can be connected at LinkedIn: https://ae.linkedin.com/in/adnanahmed16