Asif is a Vice President within Richter’s Risk, Performance and Technology Advisory Group. He specializes in governance, risk management, and cyber security. He is a trusted advisor for his client organizations, from the front line to the executive level. Asif uses a client-centric approach to addressing complex challenges, by designing recommendations that are pragmatic and respond to the culture of the organization. He has a passion for seeing his clients succeed in meeting their strategic imperatives. Asif is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and received his MBA from the Queen’s Smith School of Business. Asif enjoys serving as a volunteer and board member of the ISACA Toronto Chapter.
Margaret is a senior analyst at Sun Life Financial in Enterprise Services’ IT Risk & Compliance team. She also worked in the IT auditing and Information Security departments at Sun Life. Prior to joining Sun Life, she worked in the banking and telecommunication industries. She is a CISA and a Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI). She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA). She currently serves on the Board of the ISACA Toronto Chapter and is applying for CGEIT certification.
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.
Christina is currently a Senior Manager at Richter. In her current role as an experienced advisor, innovator and demonstrated leader, Christina is responsible for contribution to the growth of the Risk practice at Richter in Toronto as well as ensuring that her client mandates are delivered on budget, on time and within scope. Her expertise includes internal audit and intelligent automation.
As a qualified CPA and with her internal audit background, Christina has a strong understanding of financial , operational, and information technology processes and internal controls. Christina has advised and audited several clients across different industries on their internal control framework. Her strong background and understanding of business and information technology processes and internal controls helps to bridge the business and technology requirements of her clients in a holistic manner. As part of Christina’s contribution to innovation, she has been a part of intelligent automation project delivery as well as the project manager for a software development project between a financial service organization and Richter.
Christina has performed volunteer experience in the past by sitting on Committees within the organizations she has been employed by, and has a keen focus on governance and internal control. Christina also has experience presenting to executive management and committees. Christina holds Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and Project Management Professional (PMP) designations.
Carlos is an Information Security, IT Risk and Privacy Professional with almost 22 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 advisor for the Canadian Red Cross in issues related to information security and privacy. He holds the following designations: CISA, CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, ISO27001LA and was named a Privacy by Design Ambassador in 2011.
Irene is a Business and Technology Consultant for Capgemini with vast experience in Project Management, Delivery, and Governance and has worked with diverse companies from large Fortune 500 to startups to deliver transformation programs that improve technology cost effectiveness and increase operational efficiency. She has been a volunteer with the chapter under different portfolios for ten years and she is currently serving as the Director of Technology taking on strategic and operational initiatives. During her tenure, Irene has improved internal operations for the chapter by migrating to technology solutions for productivity (Google Suite, Zoom), has launched and managed the social media presence of the chapter on LinkedIn and Twitter, and has revamped the website and branding of the chapter in alignment with ISACA Global.
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.
Irene is a Partner in KPMG Canada’s Risk Consulting Advisory group. She is a senior professional who leads some of KPMG Canada’s large and complex audit clients on matters related to technology risks and controls assessments as well as KPMG’s controls attestation services. She has managed over 100+ Service Organization Controls (SOC) Reporting engagements in the past decade (SOC1/SOC2/SOC3 or other equivalent predecessor standards). Irene is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA Philippines). In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with ISACA Toronto Chapter as the continuing education director, preparing dinners for the Out of the Cold program at St. Patrick Church, and mentoring new immigrants with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) as well as an avid yogi/runner, loves to travel and learn other cultures.
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.