Gulf Capital, one of the largest and most active alternative asset managers in the Middle East, has received the international ISO/IEC 27001 certification from The British Standards Institution (BSI), the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization. This certification is created by a joint technical committee of the International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 helps make businesses more resilient and responsive to threats of information security. The standard reduces the likelihood of breaches and ensures confidentiality, integrity, secure exchange of data and availability of critical information.
Christopher Foll, Chief Financial Officer at Gulf Capital, said: “The ISO certification highlights our commitment to adopt international best practices across our operations in order to better serve our clients. We will continue strengthening our technological capabilities and explore new breakthroughs that offer a trusted framework while benefiting from the freedom to grow, innovate, and broaden our customer-base in the knowledge that all our confidential information will remain that way. This certification is an important step in our drive to operate while delivering quality, trust, security and reliability.”
Theuns Kotze, Managing Director for BSI Middle East and Africa, offered his congratulations to the senior management team and all employees and said: “This marks the beginning of a new journey for this financial institution. To achieve the ISO/IEC 27001 certification, a company must show a continuous, structured commitment towards assessing information security risks, managing sensitive information, and ensuring a robust plan is in place to respond to any potential disruptions. Gulf Capital is clearly demonstrating that they are operating at this level and meets the needs of its customers.”