ISACA workshop sponsored by Bank Sohar

December 23, 2013 6:09 am

The ISACA Muscat chapter recently organised a technical training session on “IT – Governance, Risk and Compliance” followed by a felicitation function for the exam passers of CISA, CISM, GGEIT and CRISC. Held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Muscat, the event was attended by H.E. Dr. Fuad Ja’afar Al Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries as the chief guest, as well as more than 125 ISACA members and honourable guests. Representing Bank Sohar at the event were Mr. Pradeep Balachandra, Chief Manager of Large Corporate Banking, and Mr. Selvam GP, Chief Manager of Internal Audit.

During the ISACA training, sponsored by Bank Sohar, three eminent speakers addressed the audience, starting with Security and Risk Expert Mr. Maitham Al Lawati, followed by Mr. Vittal Raj – Vice president of ISACA International, and Mr. Malek Bechlaghem – EY Senior Advisory Director/ IT Risk and Assurance.

Mr. Mervyn Fernando, DGM and Head Corporate Banking at Bank Sohar said: “ISACA specialised training programmes and qualifications provide the market with qualified professionals in security of information systems, compliance and risk management. Bank Sohar as a leading financial institution is proud to boost quality banking practices and we hope to advance the development of the financial sector in the Sultanate through supporting such events and encouraging best practices. We are part of the global business community, hence we strongly believe in implementing best international practices related to information systems audit and control.”

The ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) is an independent, non-profit, global association that engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems. The Muscat chapter of the international organisation was established in 2000 under the sponsorship of the College of Banking and Financial Studies (CBFS) which is affiliated to the Central Bank of Oman, with the mission to promote education for the CISA, CISM and CGEIT certifications, spread awareness of IT Governance, IS audit and controls.

Since its inception in 2006, Bank Sohar has been constantly striving to maintain and further enhance its position as one of Oman’s leading banks, reiterating commitment to create the finest banking solutions, services and products. In today’s fast-paced world, new technologies constantly redefine the Bank’s business.

Bank Sohar implements world-class advanced information technology with the aim of offering customers the highest level of service in an efficient and cost effective manner. The Bank has successfully deployed state-of-the-art IT systems that ensure world-class services, catering to the diverse needs of individual and corporate customers.