Ahmed Qurram Baig

Senior Director - Corporate Strategy, Risk & Excellence
Dubai World Trade Centre

Ahmed Baig is prominent speaker and cybersecurity expert in the MENA region; Ahmed previously was a Head of information security and compliance at a Dubai Government Entity, CISO at an Abu Dhabi Government Entity and Head - Business Management and Advisory Services at TECOM (A Member of Dubai Holding). He brings to his current role more than 14 years of experience in Risk Management & Compliance, and Information Security Advisory Services; He has previously worked on projects for Major Airlines, Banks, Defense and Federal Agencies across the Middle East.

He is the Chief Architect for CGMS (Corporate Governance Management System) and ITGMS (IT Governance Management System) frameworks covering Risk Management, IT Governance, Information Security, and Business Continuity in service providers and government entities. He has been a key member of eSecurity domain within Interstandards (Web Security Standard) developed regionally and also been part of OISSG.

Ahmed's key assignments as principal consultant for various GRC, ISMS projects to help clients comply with required standards and regulations mainly ADSIC, ISO 27001, ISO 20000, ITIL, ISF and CobIT. Experience also includes auditing of security solutions, architecture & Policy Compliance. Ahmed Baig has a Master’s in IT (UK) and PgD in Strategic Business IT (UK) and has several professional certifications to his credit some of which are CRISC, CBCP, CISM, CISA, CISSP, ITIL, ISO 27001 / 20000, ISO 22301 and others.