November 22, 2016 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream, a market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) apps and solutions, presented the GRC Practice Leader Award to Moataz ElKasaby, AGM-Head of Operational Risk, BCM, and InfoSec Division at Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB). The ceremony was held at the MetricStream GRC Summit which took place on November 7-8, 2016 at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London. The other recipients of the GRC Practice Leader Award were Daniel Sprich, Solution Manager, Global Operations at BP, Dirk Roels, Director, Quality Assurance Analysis at Johnson & Johnson, and Marc Voirin, Deputy Head, Group Risk Mapping at EDF.

The MetricStream GRC Journey Awards celebrate and recognize individuals, customers, and partners who are leading their organization’s GRC Journey, championing GRC programs, and achieving superior business performance through GRC. A total of ten awards were presented in four categories – GRC Journey Awards, GRC Visionary Awards, GRC Practice Leader Awards, and GRC Partner Awards. Presenting the awards were MetricStream Executive Chairman, Gunjan Sinha, and Chief Operating Officer, Gaurav Kapoor.

The GRC Practice Leader Award category recognizes individuals who are passionate about and responsible for driving the implementation and adoption of GRC programs across the organization. Backed by a deep expertise in GRC, practice leaders understand the organization’s GRC vision, and lead its implementation. Moreover, they are always willing to share best practices with the industry, and to collaborate with teams to find solutions to common GRC challenges.

Mr. ElKasaby won the GRC Practice Leader Award for his critical role in strengthening QIB’s operational risk management program with the help of technology. From the start of the project, he demonstrated a clear understanding of the bank’s requirements and a comprehensive vision for integrated GRC. He also led the entire design and visualization of the operational risk management solution. With Mr. ElKasaby at the helm, QIB has made significant strides on their GRC journey towards greater maturity and efficiency.

“My sincere thanks and appreciation to MetricStream for this award,” said Mr. ElKasaby. He continued, “I’d also like to thank my team at QIB for their hard work and cooperation at various stages of our GRC implementation. Having the full support of our Chief Risk Officer and CEO has been tremendous. This project has been a team effort, and it is extremely rewarding for all of us to see the productivity and performance gains of our risk management initiatives.”

Commenting on Mr. ElKasaby’s achievement, Gunjan Sinha, Executive Chairman at MetricStream said, “Mr. ElKasaby exemplifies all of the traits of a GRC Practice Leader, with his drive, passion, and commitment to excellence which has enabled QIB to build an outstanding and fit for purpose operational risk management program. Mr. ElKasaby has also been a valuable partner to MetricStream, consistently challenging our teams to build a better, more sophisticated GRC solution. His enthusiasm and dedication to GRC are an asset to all of us, and we’re honored to present this award to him.”

About QIB

QIB was established in 1982 as the first Islamic financial institution in Qatar. Over the years it has emerged as a pioneer of Islamic banking in the local and regional markets. Today the bank plays a leading role in developing competitive and innovative Islamic Shari’a-compliant financial products and services. QIB is headquartered in Doha, Qatar (www.qib.com.qa)

About MetricStream

MetricStream, the independent market leader in enterprise and cloud applications for Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management, makes GRC simple. MetricStream apps improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, vendor governance, and quality management for hundreds of thousands of users in dozens of industries, including Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, CPG, Government, Hi-Tech and Manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and R&D center in Bangalore, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally. (www.metricstream.com).

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