Fahd Athar | Head of Audit
Sharjah Investment & Development Authority

Fahd Athar, Head of Audit, Sharjah Investment & Development Authority

I have over 15 years’ experience in Audit and Compliance function of reputed public, government and private organizations.
With passage of time, I developed my professional persona of a friendly, lively and unbiased professional, who always strive for excellence and continuous improvement and work as a strong team member with the management.

Head of Audit, Al Rawabi Dairy Co. LLC, Dubai – UAE            Jun 2014 - Present
Manager Internal Audit, Pepsi Cola (SIPCO), Jeddah – KSA                Sep 2011- May, 2014
Senior Auditor, State Audit Institution, Abu Dhabi – UAE                May 2008 - Aug 2011
Projects & Contracts Auditor, Etisalat, Abu Dhabi – UAE                  Apr 2007 - Apr 2008
Deputy Audit Manager, The Dawood Group, Pakistan                                      Jul 2005 - Feb 2007
Group Internal Auditor, Umar Group of Companies, Pakistan                      Jan 2003 - Jun 2005
Senior Audit Officer, FDM Pvt Ltd, Pakistan                                        Dec 2001 - Dec 2002
Auditor-in-Charge, EY, Pakistan                                               Jun 1996 - Feb 2001

Professional Certifications & Education:
Food Safety Management Systems Lead Auditor (ISO 22000:2005), IRCA – UK    2014
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), ACAMS – USA                2012
Certificate in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), IIA – USA               2012
Certificate in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), IIA – USA                   2011
Certified Government Audit Professional (CGAP), IIA – USA                2009
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), ACFE – USA                    2007
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), IIA – USA                        2005        
Academic Education:
MBA in Supply Chain Management & Finance, Iqra University – Pakistan        2006
Bachelors in Business & International Law (LLB), Karachi University – Pakistan    2004
Bachelors in Commerce (B.Com), Karachi University – Pakistan            2002


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