Rehan Haque is a thought leader and a subject matter expert with over 15 years of global strategic and operational leadership experience in cybersecurity and risk governance. Rehan is the current CEO & founder of metatalent.ai, an AI-powered Talent Marketplace.
Rehan started his career in Commerce and had plans to pursue either social media management or chartered accountancy at the point of Graduation. Being great with numbers and mental math and with a knack for financial accounting, he enrolled in MSC in the UK, majoring in Distributed Information Systems in 2006.
He joined as an Information Assurance Consultant at Impact Risk Consultants in 2006. Thereafter, he took the role of Information Security and Compliance at Network Rail, London, in 2008.
During the next decade, Rehan played various roles in Information and Cybersecurity and Risk compliance, while being associated with SIRM, British Petroleum, Delloitte, Smith & Nephew Orthopeadics, Mazars Ahmed Tawfik & Co. CPA, Provident Financial Group (Provident HC & Satsuma), and BMI Group (Roofing and Waterproofing). His specialties include: Service Now GRC, RSA Archer, GCP, CSX, CIPP, CRISC, CISM, CISA, CBCP, ISO 27001.
Some of his licenses and certifications include ISO27001 Lead Implementer by BSI, Cyber Security Nexus Fundamentals Certifificate (CSX), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) from ISACA. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) by IAPP - International Association of Privacy Professionals.
A Certified Business Continuity Professional from DRI International (Disaster Recovery Institute), he founded Metatalent.ai in 2017 with a mission to create a future-ready self-sustaining Upskilled & Reskilled Human Capital that is accustomed to function amidst the immersive & cognitive technological advancements, equipped with Green Skills, and ready to be deployed at leading organisations across the globe. Metatalent.ai works with businesses across UK and MENA regions helping them close skills gap and meet their talent needs by developing efficient talent pipelines.
Since 2012, he has been associated with ISACA as the Academic Relations & Research Director - London Chapter. As a global association, ISACA serves more than 165,000 members—but ISACA’s reach extends well beyond its core membership in more than 188 countries worldwide. Serving high-performing professionals and aiding enterprise transformation, ISACA inspires confidence and enables innovation in a fast-changing technological world.
He is also the Associate Founder of Al Nafi, the world’s first and only multilingual E-learning platform that offers courses and labs in Emerging Technologies with a vision to bring world-class education within the reach of everyone.
Rehan has also been sharing his wisdom and knowledge for the younger generation through his articles on LinkedIn, including “Humans Of The Nature”, and “Time And Tide Wait For No One: Redefine Your New Normal”.
Rehan's vision is to help global workers keep up with emerging technological change and evolving employability skills. Alongside his company, empowers, transforms, and upskills learners with life-changing knowledge & skills that promise their career growth and give them the ability to thrive in the evolving corporate landscape across the globe.
"We are creating future-ready, self-sustaining human capital that can reskill, upskill, and cross-skill within months. We are using immersive technologies, and cognitive technological advancement to make sure that every single user understands the multitude of the skill-set- that's the future we are looking for. We are a ready-to-be-deployed leading organisation."