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Tom Gamali

Tom Gamali

Group Chief Information Security Officer Mashreq Bank


Tom Gamali is currently the Group Chief Information Security Officer and Global Head of Business Resilience for a leading Middle East Group with diversified business activities in 30 countries, with a focus on the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey region.

Tom has significant experience within the financial services sector as a Technology and Risk leader with key focus areas within digital transformation, information security, business resilience, artificial intelligence and automation, compliance frameworks both international and regional mandates e.g. GDPR, CRR 500 and Regional Central Banks.

Tom also has extensive knowledge within Technology and Operational Risk, Business Continuity, Fraud, and Regulatory Compliance. A proven track record in managing board and executive communication for all matters relating to organizational resilience. Tom is responsible for the establishment of the Technology Risk and Business Continuity frameworks at KFH in addition to providing regular board updates as part of the corporate governance structure.

Previously, Tom was NBK’s Group Information Security Office providing security and risk services to 17 countries across 4 continents. He established the practice in 2005 following a tenure working with some of the largest blue-chip companies such as Computacenter Plc, Intel and KPMG in both a technical and sales based roles spanning a 16-year career.

His recent work includes a full IT transformation, core banking replacement, regulatory compliance, security improvement programs, security investigations, cyber readiness initiatives, identity, and access management projects, privacy advisory, and security compliance programs.

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