InfoSec Head

Dubai, Abu Dhabi




Mark Williams is currently working with a large retail entity based in UAE for their recruitment needs.

The Head of Information Security and Compliance will operate at company-wide level to drive adoption with focus on Data and Analytics processes, standards, platforms, services and operations, including Security Operation Center of Excellence across the group.


- Design and lead the evolution of the information security and compliance capability across the company including in-house vs. external approach
- Lead the design of the information security and compliance architecture and analytics infrastructure, including a common innovation methodology and innovation network to share best-practices, tools, and key resources
- Establish information security and compliance governance bodies, policies, and standards
- Establish a data security approach including mitigation plans and measures to protect data
- Direct the Provision of effective and efficient information security and compliance services to all Businesses, Functions, including resources and services
- Oversee portfolio of information security and compliance change programs that support digital transformation
- Oversee the continued evolution information security and compliance landscape to improve results
- Oversee the stability, security, and service quality of information security and compliance systems
- Establish clear accountabilities, objectives, policies, processes and methods for management and governance
- Working with business, functional units, and leadership to propose, agree and deliver services based on service Level agreements
- Responsible for the department budget and ensuring discipline with financial review cycles


- Master degree on Information Technology Security
- 5+ years functional experience on leading Information Technology Security, including Security Operation Centers (internals and externals) in complex environments
- Proven experience of managing Information Technology Security platforms and services on large and multinational companies
- Experience in systems planning, development methodologies & and business process management


Amit Harpalani

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