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Raj Pittala
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Director - Business Risk Services

Raj Pittala

Raj Pittala is Information Security & Risk Management Specialist, with over 16 years of diverse and multicultural expertise. Raj is specialised in Technology Advisory and Audits covering IT, Information Security, Business Continuity Management, IT Disaster Recover Security Domains.

Within Grant Thornton UAE, Raj leads the Internal Audit Service within the Technology, Cyber Security, and Digital space, focusing on UAE-based clientele. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, his past associations include industry leaders such as Big 4 firms, IBM, First Gulf Bank and Wipro Consulting Services.

One of Raj's significant achievements includes implementing the largest Integrated Risk-Audit Solution within the MENA and EMEIA Region.

In this capacity, he designed an Audit Management Solution catering to 160+ Auditable Subject Entities, covering diverse areas such as Compliance, Capital Infrastructure, Financial, Information Technology, Investment & Asset Liquidation, and Fraud Examination Audits.

His strategic consulting expertise includes designing and implementing security controls, procedures, and standards, especially in areas related to logging security events and security risk mitigation controls.

Raj is recognised for his excellence in building robust relationships at all levels and is an outstanding communicator with a knack for collaborating with key stakeholders to identify business needs and develop winning solutions. His leadership prowess is evident in successfully managing cross-functional teams, coaching and mentoring individuals from new-hires to experienced seniors.

With his wealth of experience and expertise, Raj is an asset to our team and clients, ensuring the highest standards of Delivery.

  • Bachelor of Technology, JNT University, India
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Lead Implementor – Information Security Management System (ISO 27001)
  • Lead Auditor – Business Continuity Management (ISO 22301)
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