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Assad Malik

Director, Advisory Services

As Director of Advisory Services in Switzerland, Assad brings more than eighteen years of risk management experience, specializing in areas of information governance, risk management, quality assurance, and project management, largely within the financial services sector.

Known as a “change enthusiast,” Assad has a knack for envisioning the possible while managing legal and regulatory risk. Assad is passionate about helping client organizations embrace their corporate responsibility to create a safer, more transparent, and better-governed environment that enables them to digitally transform, add value, and make a positive social impact.

Drawing on experience spanning business, legal, compliance, IT, as well as a deep expertise in financial and capital markets, Assad advises clients on how to use technology to target specific high-risk areas, ranging from employee misconduct and market manipulation to insider threat scenarios.

As technology has evolved, Assad’s experience enables him to authoritatively advise on the use of next-generation tools to improve the handling of sensitive information (including data subject to bank secrecy and other restrictions) and management of core compliance programs, such as the surveillance and monitoring of regulated persons.

Prior to joining Lighthouse, Assad spent thirteen years as an in-house technologist, leading and implementing change management programs across legal, compliance, and IT including:

  • At UBS, responsible for quality assurance on a global data remediation department
  • At Credit Suisse, analyzing data from key financial systems to support internal and regulatory needs
  • At American Management Systems (acquired CGI Group), a high-tech management consulting firm, specializing in systems analysis and integration for large corporations and governments across Europe and North America.

Outside of work, Assad is a certified rescue diver and an avid paraglider, having performed more than fifty deep-dives and high-altitude flights to date. Assad’s most exhilarating dives were in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and his most challenging solo flight was in Glarus, Switzerland. He lives in canton of Zug, Switzerland, with his wife and their three kids.

Qualifications:

  • International Capital Markets Association (ICMA): International Fixed Income & Derivative Certification (IFID)
  • International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB): Certified Professional for Requirement Engineering (CPRE)
  • Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS): eDiscovery Executive (eDEx Certified)
  • Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP): International Certificate in Banking Risk & Regulation (ICBRR)
  • Open Compliance & Ethics Group (OCEG): Certified Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance Professional
  • Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI): Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (FCSI)
  • International MBA – London Business School, HEC Paris, Warsaw University of Technology
  • MA in Finance – Henley Business School at Reading University
  • BA in Electronic Engineering – Imperial College at London University