𝐓𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝟏𝟗𝟗𝟗
My forte is leadership in delivering high-value projects in the cybersecurity & payment technology space. Eighteen years of the diversified professional journey started from different multinationals: Lucent Technologies, Barclays Bank, NCR Corporation, Cisco Systems, Al-Rajhi Bank, and now Saudi Payments additional to various consultants/advisory projects. In totality, I have successfully delivered projects and programs worth US$3B across MEA, primarily covering the GCC.
I am privileged with a distinct experience working with all technology infrastructure and information security-related products and technologies, dealing and negotiating with top-tier vendors for multi-million dollar deals. My experience covers ICT, data center, information security, and IoT. Through my wide-ranging expertise across the technology stack, academic qualifications, and research, I am uniquely positioned to understand every industry's cybersecurity landscape and challenges. I have interacted with all major vendors and suppliers of the data center, IT, and cybersecurity products and am well versed in their market and products strategies.
I am a published cybersecurity scholar with six research papers published in the International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security (IJCSIS). My publication on operational technology is being leveraged by developed and developing economies since the operational technologies cybersecurity is still nascent and rapidly evolving. Another research paper addresses the financial services industry, specifically covering the Fintech sector's cybersecurity aspect. My passion for research continues to grow as I take my journey even further by pursuing the Cybersecurity Leadership doctorate.
My technical skills range from Cybersecurity, Data Centers from construction to fit out and migration, Payment Systems, Mobile Payments/Digital banking, solution architect, Enterprise Solutions such as ERP, VDI, Cloud, Storage, Collaboration, Audio Visuals, Call/Contact Centers, etc. From a Leadership perspective, I have robust Technology Governance, Technology Risks, Controls, Sourcing, Vendor Relationships, intense negotiations, resource management, finance management, etc., which are the highlights. PfMP®, PgMP®, PMP®, ATD, AOS, ITIL are a few of my certifications.
I believe in continuous improvement through learning, innovation, and creativity. There is always a push to raise the bar to achieve results beyond expectations!