Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
GM IT CONSULTING SERVICES
Syed is a seasoned individual in information security, risk management and technology leadership. He is currently the GM of IT & the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the Impact Group, in Bahrain. Syed held senior management positions as the Technology and Cybersecurity Head for a number of blue-chip organizations in the banking and technology sectors.
Syed serves as a board member for the Bahrain Information Technology Society, leads Executive Advisory Board for Arvensys Technologies in Australia and DifferentX a New Zealand based technology start-up Company. He is also a community leader for P3 (Portfolio/Program/Project) for ISACA International, USA. He is a moderator for security roundtables and panel events, and is a sought after speaker on cyber-security and transforming individuals into high performing technology teams. In September 2016 he was CISO of the year runner-up awarded by the EC-Council Foundation Infosec Technical & Exce Awards.
His professional affiliations are: ISACA, PMI, ISC2, and his professional qualifications include: CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, CEH, ITIL Expert, PMP, PRINCE2, and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor. Syed holds a MBA from Chifley Business School at Torren University, Australia, a postgraduate in Business Administration and Information Technology from the University of Wales, United Kingdom, and he has also completed a number of cybersecurity programs from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.