Our Leadership

We have a collegiate environment that celebrates diversity. We are a team-based organisation, and it is essential to our business and to our success that everyone feels trusted and part of the team.

Saad Al Hader

Advance Services is managed by Saad Al Hader, who has over 30 years' of experience with the last 20 years operating at senior executive level overseeing functions ranging from Compliance, Anti Financial Crime, Asset Protection, Loss Prevention and Corporate Security in a major Middle Eastern bank. He has a comprehensive understanding of fraud prevention, infrastructures and tools and significant experience of project managing fraud detection & prevention assignments.

Saad has worked closely with the SAMA and contributed to their Anti-Fraud and Safety & Security manuals. He is an expert fraud investigator and has successfully investigated high profile fraud cases. Under his leadership financial institutions have reduced fraud losses by up to 70 percent.

Tariq Ateeq

Based in KSA, Tariq supports Saad in developing and offering Advance Services product suite.

He is a quantitative risk professional and qualified accountant with over 25 years' international experience gained as an external/internal auditor, and an information technology and risk consultant.

Before joining Advance Services, Tariq held senior management roles in internal audit functions of global banks. His experience includes: leading, developing and managing multicultural teams; executing complex and technical multi-functional international assignments; implementing transformational changes; identifying synergies during complex merger transactions; and managing relationships with senior stakeholders including executive management and board members.

Tariq has deep understanding of internal audit and risk management practices including financial and risk model reviews. He is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant and holds MScs in Information Technology (Southbank University) and in Risk Management/ Financial Engineering (Imperial College, London).

Zafar Hasnain

Based in UAE, Zafar supports Saad in developing, offering and delivering Advance Services product suite.

Zafar has over 25 years' experience of leading teams in finance, treasury and internal audit in major multinational companies. He has successfully led multi-disciplinary internal audit teams specialising in risk, finance, treasury and corporate banking in major international banks. Most recently, Zafar was a Finance Director of an international scientific and research company where he led a business transformation project which overhauled the financial control environment and risk governance processes.

Zafar brings practical experience and extensive knowledge of corporate governance, treasury, finance, internal audit and risk disciplines and practices. He is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA, CGMA) and holds memberships of Association of Corporate Treasurers (AMCT), Association of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB) and a Foreign Exchange Diploma from the Association of Cambiste Internationale.