Imraan Bashir

Partner & National Public Sector Cyber Leader

KPMG in Canada

Imraan is a seasoned executive with 20+ years of experience advising on cyber security and information technology matters to a wide variety of public and private sector clients. Imraan is well-versed in multiple areas of cyber security, including governance, strategy, incident management, cloud security, risk management, digital identity and more. 

Prior to joining KPMG, Imraan spent time in the public sector, where he directed the policy, strategy, implementation and oversight of Government of Canada enterprise-wide cyber initiatives, including leadership of key programs such as cloud security and digital identity. In this role, Imraan was exposed to a wide range of cyber security challenges from departments of varying complexity, which positions him well to provide tailored advice to public sector organizations of all sizes.

Imraan prides himself on providing pragmatic security guidance, with a focus on enabling a safe and positive user experience in the digital world. Imraan’s work in this space has been recognized globally for its success, as he was named one of the world’s top 100 most influential people in digital government by Apolitical in 2019. That same year, he also landed a spot as a guest author in the CLX forum’s Canadian Cybersecurity 2020 book.

  • Bachelor of Computer Science, Carleton University

  • CISSP Certification

  • TOP SECRET Clearance

  • Board member of Algonquin College’s Security Cluster Program Advisory Committee

  • Member of content advisory committee for Cyber Business Review

  • Guest lecturer at Carleton University for 4th year software engineering