Usama Abdelhamid, Dipl Eng, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, ISO 27001 LA is a Security & Risk Professional / Consultant / Coach based in Switzerland with expertise for more than two decades contributing to the requirements of different industries (chemical, telecommunication, financial and academia). Usama has been a key member of large international organizations which have provided him with the opportunities to be involved in most areas of Information Technology Management, from clarifying business requirements to policy and strategy development to planning and effectively managing the implementation of associated governing controls frameworks. His main areas of expertise include Risk Management & Control, Information Security, IT Audit, Security & Risk Governance and Cross-Border Risk Management for financial institutes. His interaction with key stakeholders, senior business owners, auditors and regulators, suppliers and engineers has allowed him to align to business demands and to deliver results meeting these requirements while ensuring a balance between enabling the business and effective management of associated operational and strategy risks. The roles he has performed within international organizations have provided him with the insight to the importance of a controls culture and the comprehensive understanding of internal and external compliance and regulatory requirements. Usama holds currently the position of “Head Operational Risk Control IT Wealth Management for Emerging Markets and European Locations” at UBS, Switzerland.