Tamer Gamali


Tamer Gamali

National Bank of Kuwait


Tamer Gamali is the CISO for The National Bank of Kuwait. In this role he is responsible for ensuring the security of information systems and services, as well as the integrity and confidentiality of customer and employee information. Tamer also manages the corporate security function for the group.

Before joining NBK, he was Head of Security Services at KPMG, where he joined the Middle East practice from London to help define and establish one of the first security practices in the Middle East.

Tamer also sits on the advisory board of several companies operating in the IT governance and certification sectors. He is the President and cofounder of the (ISC)²  chapter in Kuwait, the first official chapter in the GCC.

Previously, he was a security specialist for Intel Corporation working in the online services division supporting global blue chip companies.

In addition to being both CISSP and CISA accredited he holds a total of 17 years’ experience in information security. He holds a Bachelor’s in Electronic Engineering from Sussex University and a Master’s with distinction in Advanced Systems from Kingston University – both UK.

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