Principal Consultant, COO
FBCS, AFBCI, CBCI, SMIEEE, MAIMA, ISO 22301 LA & Expert
As a former Merit Award (Global) Winner from the BCI UK, and Business Continuity Manager of the Year Award Winner in BCI’s C&R regional Awards, and with over 35 years’ experience in the Industry, I have over 15 years’ experience in Business Continuity Management (BCM) and related domains like Crisis Management, Risk Management, IT Disaster Recovery etc. I am a Technical Expert & Lead Auditor for ISO 22301 (Business Continuity Management System). I am a BCI Approved Instructor since 2013 and a member of the BCI’s Speakers Bureau. I have taught the ISO 22301, NCEMA7000, BS 11200, ISO 31000 courses many times. I have experience of developing multiple courses (classroom based/ online/ e-Learning etc.) – some of which are used by other organisations as well.
I have delivered over 500 talks/ workshops/ webinars in national and international events. I am an expert in Disaster/ Crisis Simulation Exercises and have delivered many Simulation Exercises with varying scenarios like Cyber Attack, Fire, Civil Unrest, High Rise Building etc. including for the top management of organisations in different countries and industry sectors.
I have co-authored a book “Step by Step guide to the NCEMA 7000: Implement BCM the UAE way".
I am IEEE Ambassador, Fellow of the BCS (British Computer Society), Associate Fellow of the BCI, Senior Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Member of AIMA (All India Management Association), and the Life Member of the CSI (Computer Society of India).
I have traveled to or worked in Scotland, England, Netherlands, France, Zambia, USA, Indonesia, Spain, Egypt, UAE, Oman, Iran, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Kuwait, and Bahrain. I possess excellent mix of experience of a practitioner, trainer, and consultant. I have served clients in various industries and sectors like IT/ IT-eS,Banking, Finance, Insurance, Retail, Manufacturing, Automobile, Pharma, Real Estate, Marine, Trading, Government, PSU, Telecom, Aviation, Energy/ Oil & Gas etc.