Fadia Banafe


Fadia joined Telavance in 2016 as an Associate in Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Advisory practice. She is an IT Security Professional with experience in information security, IT audit and compliance, change management, and business continuity.

Fadia has recently graduated from New York University and obtained Master’s in Management and Systems with a concentration in Enterprise Risk Management. Fadia’s natural interest in IT security made her well-versed in different IT security frameworks such as COBIT, COSO and ISO 27k series.

During her internships, Fadia managed and led audit projects to help clients improve both physical and database security by identifying control vulnerabilities and developing remediation plans. She also conducted training sessions to employees to raise security awareness and communicate best practices at all levels. She brought to employees’ notice various security topics and concerns discussed at ISACA and engaged them in intellectual discussions.

In her free time, Fadia is a skilled entrepreneur. She started her own online business with her partner in 2013. Her business provides unique customized party favors for all occasions. Fadia engages in all aspects of the business including but not limited to market research, managing suppliers, customer service, and managing logistics. She served more than 800 customers since she co-founded her business.