Crowe appoints risk expert Mustafa Iqbal as Partner

02 February 2023 2 min. read
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Professional services firm Crowe has appointed a new Partner to its risk and assurance team. Technology risk expert Mustafa Iqbal joins having spent the last two decades with a Big Four advisory firm.

Nigel Bostock, Chief Executive at Crowe, commented, “Mustafa’s appointment is a great addition to our award-winning team and his focus area reflects a growing need for organisations across all sectors to take steps to address technology-related risk. Increased adoption of, and reliance on, new and emerging technologies brings with it great opportunity, but also a requirement to understand and mitigate associated risk. Mustafa’s involvement in expanding our digital audit and analytics capabilities will also be crucial as we continue to adapt our service offering.”

Crowe is a national audit, tax, advisory and risk firm offering global reach and local expertise. As clients look to adapt to a challenging economy, the firm is coming under increased demand for help managing costs, and deploying new technology solutions.

Mustafa Iqbal, Partner, Crowe

Richard Evans, Partner and Head of Risk & Assurance at Crowe, added, “Mustafa joins the firm as we enter the next phase of our technology risk development and is part of a wider strategic growth in our advisory services. We have invested significantly in our technology and data analytics offerings and Mustafa’s experience and leadership will be critical in offering a differentiated service to clients.”

Iqbal brings 25 years of professional services experience to Crowe. Having started his career with Arthur Andersen, he spent three years with KPMG, before joining PwC in 2001. In the decades since, Iqbal rose to lead the firm’s financial services technology internal audit practice, delivering complex assurance and advisory projects focused on technology risk.

As part of his new role at Crowe, Iqbal will support the development of the firm’s technology risk assurance and consulting strategy nationwide, further growing the market-leading risk practice. He will be working with the team on third party risk and the firm’s wider offering to the financial services sector.

Iqbal noted, “The economic downturn has renewed organisations’ focus on cost reduction, strengthening supply chains and shoring up value creation through digital transformation. Technology strategy will continue to be a key differentiator for organisations and digital trust will become even more indispensable as companies strive to transform their business models and operations. I look forward to helping clients to be aware of, and better prepared for, the variety of complex technology risk challenges.”