Khwaja Asif Karim Ahmad (Head of Risk & Compliance)
Khwaja Asif Karim Ahmad joins NIFT as Head of Risk & Compliance with 20+ years of experience primarily in Information Technology from leading ‘Wall St.’ Financial firms. He lived in the US for 17 years, bringing a versatile experience as part of portfolio. He is Master of Science – Computer Information Systems from The City University of New York (Brooklyn College), NY, USA.
A few of the powerhouses he has worked for include GE, JPMorgan Chase, Marsh & McLennan, Instinet (formerly Thomson Reuters), Bank of New York Mellon Company. In Pakistan, previously, he has worked for CDC and PMEX.
He is first in Pakistan to lead an organization to achieve Business Continuity Management certification BS 25999. His portfolio includes managing, establishing and Implementing, Information Security Management, Business Continuity Management, Business Analysis, Quality Assurance, Process & SOP Management, Head of Application Development, and IT Services & Strategic Planning. His professional expertise range from Executive Management & Governance, Corporate Compliance, SDLC, IT Strategy & Planning, IT Audit, Project & Program Management, both in the US and here locally.
He was up until recently a Senior Consultant & Trainer – Cyber Security, Info. Sec. (ISMS), Business Continuity Planning (BCMS), Disaster Recovery, which included conducting independent IT Audit at a DFI and an Entertainment Industry. He is a recently certified ISO 22301 Business Continuity Lead Auditor and ISO 27001 Information Security Lead Auditor via PECB, Canada