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August CIPS Volunteer of the Month: Bashir Fancy, I.S.P., ITCP

August 2015 CIPS Volunteer of the Month:

Bashir Fancy, I.S.P., ITCP

CIPS Ontario

About Bashir: 

What is your Background?

After becoming a professional accountant, I learnt programming languages and Networks formally, initially to assist me with my Auditing responsibilities.  Later it was very helpful when I took over IT and Operations jobs. I also pursued formal training for Marketing & Sales, Product management and have been involving in starting and managing Customer Service, Managing IT, heading Operation and Risk Management & Security as well as Marketing & Sales.  I was the Executive Vice President for Risk Management & Security at Visa International as well as the Global Head of Internal Audit for Visa.  I was Senior Executive Advisor, with Deloitte & Touche as well as Grant Thornton in their ERS practice. Prior to that,  I have also held senior management positions that included operations, systems, finance, risk management, audit, marketing & sales and strategy at organizations that included Citibank in Canada - Credit Card operations, Payment division of SNS (initially known as Emergis and now absorbed into TELUS) –a 3rd party credit card processor that did all the back-end processing, including managing point of sale for Canadian Banks and major retailers.  I also held senior management role in Air Canada and the “Supermarket Group”, after starting my career at West, Wake & Price (Auditors).  My experience is global and includes IT, Operations, Marketing & Sales, Internal Audit, Finance and Risk Management & Security, Compliance. I am the Managing Director for Corporate Solutions & Services Inc. and continue to provide consulting services to clients globally on Risk Management & Security, Governance, Compliance including Banks, Governments and large & mid-size organizations. I was one of the key players in the development of AIS-DSS standards (now known as PCI-DSS).

I was given a President’s Award of Special Merit at Citibank and an Award of Excellence in Air Canada for “Consistently Outstanding Performance” – highest recognition in Air Canada.

I am Treasurer of “Friends of the Mississauga Library System”  where, as volunteers we have raised significant amount of funds to support the Mississauga Library System to promote Literacy programs.  I am Vice President on the CIPS Ontario Board and a National Director on the CIPS National Board.


What type of Involvement have you had with CIPS?

I have been a CIPS member since mid-1980’s and take every opportunity to promote education, awareness, ethics, integrity, whilst maintaining high standards in a fast changing technology environment by participating and speaking at major conferences on behalf of CIPS.  I mentor a lot of upcoming talent as well as some executives in Management.


What value has your involvement with CIPS provided?

I am an ISP, ITCP.  CIPS has allowed me both to learn continuously and impart the knowledge and experience I have gained globally over the years in my various roles over the last 40 plus years.  I find my involvement in CIPS both very fulfilling and rewarding.



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