Danish Rizwan is an experienced Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience in audit, assurance, risk management and advisory. Mr Rizwan was appointed Head of Internal Audit at the QFC Regulatory Authority in January 2021.
Mr Rizwan began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and later worked for Ernst & Young and financial institutions in the region. Prior to his appointment at the QFC Regulatory Authority in May 2011, he worked for Emirates National Bank of Dubai, UAE, where he led audit reviews for various areas of the bank and its subsidiaries.
During his career, Mr Rizwan has been involved in the implementation of the relevant requirements of the Sarbanes Oxley Act,
due diligence of financial institutions, assessing the impact of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s bankruptcy on a commercial bank, and the preparation of financial statements following the requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards, Central Bank and the Companies Act. He has been instrumental in monitoring the implementation of accounting packages for financial institutions.
Mr Rizwan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. He is also a Certified Corporate Secretaries and a Certified Oracle Financial Analyst.