Abid was appointed Group Chief Risk & Compliance Officer in March 2020.
Prior to this appointment, he was the Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and the Head of Privacy. He continues leading Cyber Security and Privacy function, and additionally heading the Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance/Ethics/Integrity, and oversight of the compliance of the Regulatory function.
Before joining the Axiata Group, Abid held senior roles in various leading financial services institution in South Africa, and has over 16 years of experience in Risk Management, Cybersecurity and Privacy, working across multiple continents and leading diverse teams in a matrix structured organisation.
Abid holds a BSC Computer Science degree and several other leading international accreditations in the Cybersecurity and Risk Management.