Vimal Rama Chandran

Director – Technology Services

About Vimal

Vimal is a Data-driven director of Information Technology at HLB HAMT with over 19 years of experience and expertise in IT Audit & Advisory services, Digital and Automation business solutions, Service delivery and support. Being a strategic and commercial leader, he oversees a team of managers and manages the company’s technology operations, new innovations and the implementation of systems and policies. His solid technical background along with the ability to manage and motivate people ensure systems and people are effective and functioning within the limits of budget, time, and specifications of the company. He directs IT department in Enterprise level & leading SME’s to successfully increase efficiency and productivity whilst reducing operational cost and inefficiencies.

Vimal can be termed as a commercially aware, accountable, forward-thinking, and operational people leader, with a proven track record of delivering results and creating shareholder value. He is well versed in change, fast growing cultures and is absolutely focused on improving Enterprise Value. Vimal has been the executor of many successful and effective digital business transformation Programs at HLB HAMT for various industries.

Being a Certified Information Systems Auditor, he actively manages IT audits, risk assessments & has organized the IT functions to perform at optimum level to support business unit goals. As an experienced IT director, he has handled numerous ERP implementation projects at HLB HAMT for various industries across Middle East. Vimal has immense expertise in leading Business Continuity, IT Service Management, IT and Infosec GRC, COBIT, and Security Operations management. He is also well-equipped in handling latest technologies, including Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Machine learning & Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other innovative digital business solutions.

Vimal has managed and negotiated business contracts and has expertise in creating annual IT business plan and the overall budget reflective of corporate and business unit initiatives. He is committed to quality and service excellence with aptitude for launching new technology operations, including client and vendor relationships, process and procedures, business processes and SLAs. Vimal is also a mentor to expert professionals at HLB HAMT from various industries with innovative approaches. He also writes regular columns & technical blogs in our E-Magazine on IT Audit, Cyber Security & Assessment and on Enterprise Business Solutions.

Areas of Expertise

  • IT Audit & Advisory
  • IT Governance & Cloud Transformations
  • Enterprise Business Solutions & Process Automation

Qualifications and Memberships

  • BE in Information Technology
  • CISA
  • CDPSE
  • BCM LA
  • COBIT 5 Certified Assessor
  • ISO 31000:2018 Lead Implementer (Risk Management)
  • ISO 27701:2019 Lead Implementer (Privacy Information Management System)

Areas of Expertise

  • IT audit
  • Cyber Security
  • Software design
  • Quality assurance

Qualifications and Memberships

  • BE in Information Technology
  • CISA
  • BCM LA
  • COBIT 5 Certified Assessor

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