Chapter Leaders

 Najib Hayat

Najib is a versatile and seasoned leader with multiple years of experience (over 10 years) in the areas of accounting and finance, audit and IT. Najib Hayat is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). As the CEO and founder of NHK Consultants, he provides accounting, financial and IT audit, controls, risk management and consulting expertise to clients throughout North America. He has previously held management positions with professional services firms such as GrantThornton, KPMG and EY. Najib has a strong passion for information system assurance, security, enterprise governance, risk and compliance and controls and an even stronger belief in the mission of the organization. Najib is applying his several years of knowledge and experience, having worked with several other Boards, to ensure that the ISACA continues to be the leading global provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy and education. 

 Behram Faroogh
 Vice President

Behram is a Chartered Accountant by profession, with over 30 years of experience that spans from the shop floor to the Board room, Behram has conducted assignments that consider the interplay, optimization and oversight of strategy, people, systems and processes. He has acquired highly developed skills in Information Technology by serving clients at the forefront of constantly evolving, disruptive and emerging technologies and has witnessed resultant business impact on digital trust and business transformation.
Behram is an innovator who excels at defining ‘the art of the possible’ by challenging the norm, envisioning revolutionary solutions to complex business problems, and surpassing client expectations by helping them chart a course for rapid growth in today’s highly disruptive and often volatile technology landscape. His unique blend of business and technology skill-set, coupled with his entrepreneurial background, allows Behram to study any given problem from a balanced scorecard perspective that aligns technology needs to core objectives of the business, thereby quickly gaining client confidence by focusing on key pain points and achieving desired outcomes.
Behram has served a diverse portfolio of clients in the Americas, Australia and EMEA region, in both public and private sectors, and offers an exceptional combination of multinational and cross-industry experience in thought leadership, strategic planning, designing, transforming and project managing complex technology solutions across multiple service offerings.
Behram strongly believes in giving back to the community and nurturing the profession. When he is not serving his clients, you will find him mentoring university students, conducting workshops or publicly speaking on emerging technology topics at various conferences locally and internationally.

 Bunmi Makinde

Bunmi is an Associate Director within the Technology and Operations Risk and Internal Controls Group (TORIC) of BMO Financial Group. His a highly experienced professional with specialization in Technology Governance, Risk and Compliance with focus on financial services industry. Prior to joining BMO, Bunmi developed his professional experience with leading global assurance and advisory firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young. Bunmi is Fellow Chartered Accountant of Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) and Certified in Management Essentials (Harvard Business School (HBS) Online). Bunmi enjoys volunteering his time to help his professional community and currently serves on the board of ISACA Toronto Chapter and ICAN Canada, Ontario Chapter. He also served on the boards of ICAN Canada District Society, ISACA Vancouver Chapter, Stimulight ToastMaster Club and Interact Club.


 Carlos Chalico

Carlos is an Information Security, IT Risk and Privacy Professional with more than 25 years of experience. He started his career with EY Mexico in 1996 delivering IT Audit, IT Risk, IT Governance, Cybersecurity and Privacy services to organizations in Mexico, Europe and the rest of Latin America, he left the Firm to move to Canada working for a couple of Canadian organizations in the consulting and privacy space, in 2018 Carlos went back to EY now to join the Toronto office. In addition to working for EY and volunteering for ISACA, Carlos is also an instructor for the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and a volunteer for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the Association of Latin Professionals for America (ALPFA) and Hispanotech. He holds the following designations: CISA, CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CIPP-C, ISO27001LA and was named a Privacy by Design Ambassador in 2011.


 Ana Fukushima
 Director of Technology

Ana is an IT Security Consultant with experience in the public and private sectors. Currently working with a Provincial Healthcare agency in Governance, Risk Management and Compliance for the broad healthcare system.
Ana is passionate about promoting security awareness and education in her work and the community and has been volunteering with the ISACA Toronto Chapter for the last 5 years.
Ana has a Bachelor in Computer Science and holds the CISM, CDPSE, CISSP designations.

 Ujjwal Malhotra
 Director of Membership

Ujjwal is a versatile and seasoned risk management and corporate governance leader with multiple years of experience in the areas of liquidity risk, operational & enterprise risk, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, application development, and program management. As Director, Global risk Management at Scotia Capital Technology group, Ujjwal is responsible for providing technology support to BNS Group Treasury and implementing Scotia’s Liquidity Management program including overall framework, technology implementation, data sourcing and transformation, overall governance, data quality, vendor management and operational support. Prior to joining BNS, Ujjwal has worked at KPMG as a Senior Manager, responsible for providing client support on development and implementation of risk and corporate governance frameworks, and consulting services. Prior to KPMG, Ujjwal has worked at Royal Band of Canada (RBC) on development and implementation of identity management framework and approach, business process (both financial and operational) optimization and PricewaterhouseCoopers providing strategic consulting, data management and transformation, enterprise risk assessments, selection and deployment of frameworks / technologies to meet organization’s strategic business needs.

 Belal Raifai
 Director of Academic Relations & Research

Belal is a Manager in the Digital Risk Solutions practice at PwC Canada. He holds a Master's degree in Accounting and a Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences from the University of Toronto, Mississauga. In addition to being a CPA, Belal is a certified Workday Consultant with a focus on Financial Management and Risk Advisory, assisting clients transform their finance function through the power of Workday. Belal integrates his multidisciplinary experience, including Accounting, Controls and Technology to help clients optimize their business processes, enhance their control environment, manage their security posture and address risks of cloud technologies.
When not serving his clients, Belal enjoys volunteering and giving back to the community. He has been an active volunteer with the ISACA Toronto chapter over the years and is currently serving as the Director of Academic Relations & Research, focusing on building and maintaining strong relationships with external academic institutions and coordinating academic-related chapter initiatives. Belal is also a co-instructor of a Management & Information Systems Masters course at UofT.


 Arif Hameed
 Director of Continuing Education

Arif is the VP & CISO at Munch Re New Ventures a subsidiary of Munich Re. He is a Cybersecurity and IT Risk professional with 15 years experience including prior roles at 2 major Canadian Banks and Global Credit Bureau. Along with ISACA, he actively volunteers in industry organizations including Cloud Security Alliance, EC-Council, Evanta, and sits on the Program Advisory Committees for programs in Cybersecurity and IT Audit. He also presented and/or participated in panels at the RSA Conference, SecureWorld, BrightTALK, etc. He holds the CISA, CRISC, CISSP, ISO 27001 LA and ABCP designations.

 Rick Murphy
 Director of Communications

Rick is a knowledgeable management consultant with experience in a variety of industries. He has extensive experience in conducting and managing all types of internal and external budits including IT, Financial, VFM and operational. He also has extensive knowledge in the areas of IT Governance and Risk Identification and Mitigation. Rick is a long time member of the Toronto Chapter.

 Ram Balakrishnan
 Director of Marketing

Ram leads the Internal Audit and Financial Advisory practice in Canada for Protiviti, a global consulting firm. He has over 30 years of experience providing technology risk, consulting and internal audit services in a wide range of industries, with a focus on financial services. 
Ram’s client experience includes serving companies ranging in size from mid-market to Global 1000, and consulting with executive management and board committees on matters of governance, risk, and control. As a Managing Director with Protiviti, his focus is on providing internal audit and advisory services to clients. Ram has served on multiple professional and not-for-profit boards. He holds the following professional designations: CISA, CGEIT, CPA, CA, CA (India), CPA (Colorado).


 Rob Mitchell
 Director of Certifications

Rob is a cyber security and audit professional with over twenty-five years of international experience assessing and securing multi-billion-dollar companies and their partners.   He is the Senior Manager, Cyber Security Architecture at BlackBerry.    
He is a platinum ISACA member and longtime volunteer with ISACA Program Committee.   Rob has a degree in Physics from Trent University where he received two consecutive NSERC research awards in applied organic chemistry and physics.  He holds ISACA CISA and SANS GSEC certifications, and is a member of the SANS GIAC Advisory Board.   He has two US patents granted in cyber security. Rob serves on the board as the Certifications Director, to promote and enable the pursuit of ISACA certifications.

Asif joined the Toronto chapter in 2005, started volunteering in 2008 and has served on the board since 2011 in various roles. Currently Asif is the ISACA Toronto Chapter Immediate Past-President. In his role, Asif is responsible to provide governance and operational advice and guidance to the President and the Board of Directors, and continues to serve as a voting member of the board.
Asif is a Partner in the Risk Performance and Technology Advisory practice at Richter LLP. Asif has spent over 19 years working in industry and consulting, managing risk, and advising clients across various sectors. As a partner, Asif is responsible for the successful delivery of technology governance, cybersecurity, audit and compliance services for his clients.
Asif is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Data Privacy Solution Engineer (CDPSE), he received his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Toronto Mississauga, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Queen’s University, Smith School of Business.