Adel Melek

Global Vice Chairman Risk Advisory

Adel Melek

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Adel Melek is Deloitte's Global Vice Chairman of Risk Advisory, Global lead services partner for Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) as well as the Global Lead Services Partner for Manulife. Adel also serves as the Senior Partner responsible for Deloitte’s Tilt to Asia; an initiative designed to effectively serve Deloitte’s largest Canadian corporations seeking to expand their presence in Asia and large Asian clients looking to do the same in Canada.

Adel has over 25 years of diversified professional services experience serving large and complex global organizations on matters related to Governance, Strategic Transformation, Large Scale Technology implementations and integrations, strategic and operational risk, cyber security, IT controls, financial risk, and regulatory compliance.

Adel’s Deloitte international experience includes advising clients in over 50 countries, including advising boards on specific topics, conducting board educations, or acting as a specialist advisor to boards. He has led global Deloitte surveys spanning over 1000 organizations for over 12 years, published multiple publications to advise boards on IT, Controls, Cyber Security, and contributed to several books related to corporate governance, IT controls and Cyber Security such as CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers and Social Media: Business Benefits and Security, Governance and Assurance Perspectives.

In addition to his client service roles, Adel has held a wide range of senior leadership roles within Deloitte, locally and globally, including being a member of Deloitte's Global Executive team, Deloitte's Global Business Leaders Committee, Global Managing Partner of Enterprise Risk Services, Global leader for Global Financial Services Industry, Canadian and Global leader for Information and Technology Risk, and Canadian and Global Leader for Cyber Security.

Adel holds a Msc. of Information Systems & Computer Science from DePaul University, and BSc. of Commerce. Adel is a Certified Public Accountant (US), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Systems Management (CISM) and Certified Governance Enterprise Information Technology (CGEIT).

Adel Melek