Beacon is pleased to welcome Raj Atwal to the company as its first Head of Compliance. Building on the company’s outstanding performance in 2021, Beacon is investing for continued growth and scale across multiple markets and geographies. Based in the UK and reporting to Beacon’s General Counsel, Aliya Haider, Raj Atwal will augment the Legal and Compliance organization at Beacon, with more than 25 years of experience in information systems, cyber security, and risk management. In his role at Beacon Raj will manage global compliance across information security, cyber security, and technology risk.

​​Before joining Beacon, Raj was the Interim Head of Governance, Risk, and Compliance at Refinitiv, within their Technology Risk & Cyber Security function. Following acquisition by the London Stock Exchange Group he was a Senior Director of Governance, Risk & Compliance within the Technology, Cyber, and Resiliency pillar of Group Risk, focusing on Customer Assurance, Attestations and Certifications. Prior to that, he was a Cyber Security Manager and ISO Certification Practice Lead at KPMG’s UK Risk Consulting Division. Raj held the position of Governance Manager (Head of Information Security) at the UK Government’s Audit Commission before joining KPMG. He developed his information systems experience with roles early in his career as a Network Supervisor and Senior Analyst/Programmer.

Raj has a BSc in Information Systems for Business from Leeds Beckett University, an MBA from Nottingham Business School, and more recently completed the Executive Leadership Program at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Raj also holds several industry recognized certifications in the fields of risk and information/cyber security, compliance, and governance.

“I am thrilled to have someone with Raj’s leadership experience, communication skills, and acumen join the team,” said Aliya Haider, Beacon’s General Counsel. “His understanding of both the business and technical risks our industry is facing, and his ability to help develop practical solutions, will bring tremendous value to Beacon and our customers.”

About Beacon

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