Ali Khan is a Director within PwC MiddleEast and leads PwC MiddleEast’s cyber threat detection and response services within the MiddleEast and North Africa (MENA) region. With an “out-of-the box” thinking approach, Ali Khan continues to serve the cyber security industry with his innovative approach to executing and delivering on cyber security initiatives. With strong attention to detail, Ali Khan builds a high level of trust and strong relationships with his clients to effectively execute on the complex requirements cyber security initiatives carry. As a mentor and educator, Ali Khan continues to work closely with educational institutions to develop the next generation of cyber security professionals and also provides mentorship, guidance and career coaching to upcoming and aspiring cyber professionals. Ali Khan is also a volunteer with Refugee Girls Worldwide (RGW) and acts as RGW’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) ensuring the organization is equipped and can conduct its purpose with complete digital trust, citizen and consumer confidence and that the organization is well protected from external and internal threats. Over the years, Ali Khan has worked within various sectors of the economy including crown corporations, defense organizations, high-tech corporations, the financial services industry, energy and utility, health care, retail and educational institutions.
Ali Khan has NATO Secret Clearance and Level II (Secret) clearance from the Government of Canada and holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in Information Technology: Management from York University, an advanced Diploma in Computer Engineering Technology from Humber College, is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and has completed a number of professional trainings and industry related certifications.