Javaid, Muhammad Adeel

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Affiliation: SAEM Consulting

Nomination Committee Evaluation: Qualifications not Demonstrated

Candidate Speech

Nominee Questionnaire

1. Board of Trustees Qualifications and Responsibilities

Please review the ARIN Board of Trustees Expected Qualifications and Responsibilities thoroughly. Please describe, providing specific details, any barriers you foresee to your fully meeting those qualifications and undertaking those responsibilities. A Trustee’s responsibilities have usually required about 5-10 hours per week.

I do not see any barriers. I can commit 5-10 hours per week.

2. Conflicts of Interest

a) Please disclose any conflicts of interest you may have, real or perceived, that would impact your ability to perform your duty as a member of the ARIN Board of Trustees. (If no conflicts, please enter “N/A”)

No, I do not have any conflict of interest.

b) How do you propose to resolve any conflicts identified in (a)? (If no conflicts identified, please enter “N/A”)


c) Are you currently eligible to serve on the Board of Trustees according to the Conflict of Interest Requirements and the eligibility requirements?


d) If not currently eligible, describe how you will become eligible to serve, if elected (i.e., “If elected, I will resign from the position of ____________  before 31 Dec 2022”). If currently eligible, please enter “N/A”.


3. Education

a) Please list any degree(s) you received, the institution and the date issued.

  • Chartered IT Professional conferred by British Computer Society Registered Scientist conferred by Science Council UK

b) Please list any professional designations, certifications, or development education (non-degree) and the dates completed.

  • Mile2 Certified Incident Handling Engineer,
  • Google Certified Site Reliability Engineer,
  • AttackIQ Certified Cybersecurity Professional,
  • Certified GRC Professional,
  • Member ISACA,
  • Member OWASP

4. Employment and Experience

a) Please provide the name of any company or organization you currently are employed by, or from which you receive directly or indirectly a material portion of your compensation. Please describe the business of each such entity, your current title, and the office address of the organization.

I am working as Cybersecurity Compliance Project Manager with Silicon Valley Based AWS Consulting SaaS Startup I am also running my own consulting business in cybersecurity with the name of SAEM Consulting in Canada.

b) Please refer to the ARIN Board of Trustees Guidance to the 2022 Nomination Committee in answering this question: Please describe your relevant professional experience and expertise and explain how this background will make you an effective trustee.

I have more than 15 years of experience in compliance, data protection, SOC 2 and ISO 27001 Controls Implementation, cybersecurity, reverse engineering, penetration testing of web and mobile applications, malware analysis and digital forensics. I have done past projects with PwC, Skoda Minotti, DNX VC, Lum Chang, Syntervision, AI Chatbot, FourthRev and Loggi. I have also worked on several donor funded projects including projects funded by ADB, WHO and UNESCO.

Keeping in view my vast experience in IT and Cybersecurity Governance with a blend of project management can help me contribute towards the success of ARIN in accomplishing its mission. My past and current experience will hep me with governance oversight as Board of Trustee Member.

Attach a resume, curriculum vitae, or other biography highlighting your experience most relevant to the duties of the ARIN Board of Trustees. (PDF, DOC, DOCX files only)

You may also optionally include additional web links to external websites (e.g., social media), though not as a substitute for your biography. One URL per line.

5. Governance Experience

a) Please identify any boards on which you currently serve that carry fiduciary duties, whether at a for-profit or non-profit organization. Please note how long you have served and what offices, if any, you have held.

I have served as Board Member and Member Finance Committee of US Based 501 c 3 Non Profit Disability Support International from 2015-2017.

b) Please identify any other boards on which you have served in the past 10 years that are not included in answer to (a), listing your dates of service.

I have also served as Member Vendor Advisory Council of CompTIA from August 2013-2014.

c) What is the role of ARIN’s Board of Trustees?

Ensuring Corporate Governance and to carry out fiduciary duties.

d) How does your past governance experience prepare you to help fulfill that role by serving as an ARIN Trustee?

Based on my previous experience I can actively participate in activities ensuring governance oversight and as Certified GRC Professional I can bring in best practices based on GRC Capability Model to improve the posture of governance.

6. Understanding of ARIN’s role in the Internet governance ecosystem

a) What is ARIN’s role in the Internet governance ecosystem?

ARIN administers IP addresses & ASNs in support of the operation and growth of the Internet. ARIN is the regional Internet registry for Canada, the United States, and many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands.

b) Describe any past experience or involvement with ARIN or other Internet governance bodies.


7. Board Discussion Topics

a) Risk Oversight and Management

i) Understanding and overseeing organizational and environmental risk is an important responsibility of Trustees. What do you see as potential risks to the organization, and which are newer risks that have emerged more recently?

Cybersecurity is biggest risk to the organization. Other than this Privacy Regulations and Pace of Change are also emerging risks.

ii) How should the Board best discharge its responsibilities regarding risk oversight and management?

Board should identify the areas of risk management oversight and should play an active part in guiding the policies, procedures and risk awareness initiatives. Board should also play its role in establishing a risk strategy and setting the tone for an effective risk culture.

iii) How will you contribute to strengthening risk oversight and management at ARIN?

 As Board Member I will contribute my knowledge and experience in guiding the risk oversight functions including risk strategy, risk culture and policies. I will help the board in integrating the risk strategy and framework with ARIN Mission to make sure that the organization could effectively achieve its goals and objectives.

b) Strategy

i) Supporting and reviewing the strategic direction identified by ARIN’s management, in consultation with its membership, is an important responsibility of Trustees. Based on your understanding of ARIN’s current strategic plan and the environment in which it operates, what opportunities or challenges do you foresee for the organization?

The biggest opportunity could be a headway to Internet Governance and its alignment with new and emerging privacy laws. A decentralized internet network and secure computing could be the challenges for the organization.

ii) How might these challenges and opportunities influence current or future strategic plans?

In the context of decentralized internet network complex ar-rangements would be needed. Decentralized DNS could be used to realize authority, law, sanctions, and jurisdictions. So therefore ARIN should be prepared for the challenges that might be posed by decentralized internet governance.

iii) Please explain how your background and experience would help in addressing what you believe are ARIN’s greatest challenges.

My knowledge and experience in Web3 and Decentralization can help me with identification of challenges and devising strategies to turn those challenges in to opportunities.

2 responses

  1. I’ve had the pleasure knowing and working with Adeel for the last 5 years through a couple of startups we’ve been involved with. Adeel has always had a can do attitude and a fantastic way of finding solutions even in the most difficult situations. I am in constant amazement how one minute plotting the strategic direction of the companies we’ve worked for while making sure the team and the individuals understands their role in that vision. Adeel has the rare trait of grasping complex ideas and concepts very quickly and contributing to the vision and bottom line. ARIN is very luck to have the ability to work with Adeel and have him as part of the board of trustees.

  2. I had opportunity to work with Adeel as Partner and Colleague at SAEM Corporation since October 2015. Adeel has creative thinking and problem-solving skills and a spirit to take the competitiveness positively to always improve himself. His professional knowledge and expertise in Cybersecurity, Finance and GRC together with board governance can definitely make him an excellent candidate for ARIN Board of Trustees. I am confident that based on his past experience of serving on 2 Non-Profit Boards and Advisory role with CompTIA , Adeel can positively contribute to the mission of ARIN and could be a a good addition to ARIN Board of Trustees.

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