Aliyev Kanan | KPMG | AZ

Kanan Aliyev

Information Risk Manager

KPMG Azerbaijan Ltd

About Kanan

Kanan is an experienced IT advisory & assurance professional with around 5 years experience in Information Technology area. As a part of IT assurance, his experience covers evaluation and assessment of IT general and Business process controls, Data analytics in Financial audit engagements (IFRS audits). As IT advisory consultant he participated and supervised number of projects on assessment of Information Security processes based on ISO 27001, maturity of IT processes based on COBIT framework, evaluation effectiveness of BCP/DRP, etc. His industry practice includes various industries, such as Telecommunications, Banking, Manufacturing, Insurance, Hospitality, etc.

Kanan joined KPMG in February 2017. His responsibilities include managing IT Audit, IT Processes and Infrastructure, quality review of ERP implementation projects, IT controls assessment and implementation, IT governance, IT strategy and transformation, IT Risk management methodology development and advising client on avoiding information security risks, cybersecurity projects, penetration testing, ethical hacking, external IT audit engagements within the audit of financial statements. Additionally, he communicates with clients and maintains successful client relationships, coaches and performs management of junior staff, monitors quality of services and advice, participates in marketing activities of the department.

Education and qualifications

  • MBA in Computer Information Systems at Azerbaijan State Oil Academy, Baku, Azerbaijan, (Joint program with Georgia State University, USA)

  • Bachelors in Applied Mathematics at Baku State University, Baku, Azerbaijan

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