Tariq Isaksson, Etisalat Group

Tariq Isaksson is the Vice President for Information Systems & Technical Audit at Etisalat Group. He is responsible for managing audits of technology, systems and networks across the countries where Etisalat operate. Tariq also serves as an adviser to the board and to senior management on technology-related issues. He belongs to the Audit Committees of Etisalat’s subsidiary companies.

Tariq has previously led the technology audit functions of several top-tier multinationals including Tesco and Unilever in the UK and Mubadala in UAE.

Tariq’s career path includes both very technical roles such as ethical hacking and ERP security, but his strong financial and operational background have also seen him managing fraud investigations across multiple companies. He is used to handling special projects for his employers, including the implementation of new Audit Management Systems, initiatives with data analysis and the roll-out of continuous auditing.

Tariq is a frequent speaker on topics relating to audit and new technologies at events across Europe, Middle East and Asia. He has a Masters degree in Accounting and Auditing, and a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Economics, both from Stockholm University.