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In his current role, Brian leads the Information Security team of Commercial Bank International (CBI), which is a UAE based commercial bank. At the top of his agenda is working with the bank’s senior leadership team to prioritize and align security initiatives with the bank’s evolving strategy. This is especially important considering the fast pace of changes within cyber security, (new threat actors, changing methods and motives of attack) and how banks do business today. He has held this role since July 2016.
Brian started out with PwC in 2003 consulting for clients across multiple industries; from financial services to telecom, retail and oil & gas companies. With a passion for the financial services sector, he joined Barclays Bank working in deepening his knowledge across technology, risk management and finance products and services. In his 17 years working experience, Brian has held numerous positions delivering risk projects across Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia including: Head of Operational Risk and Information Security, Asst. Manager Systems and Process Assurance, Chief Operating Officer – Technology Risk, Vice President Internal Audit and Chief Internal Auditor. He holds industry certifications including CCISO, CISM, CISA, FCCA and an MBA from Durham University.