President, Islamabad Chapter #163
An ACFE member since 2008 and CFE since 2010, Khurram Haider has been dedicated to promoting the anti-fraud profession in Pakistan.
Haider is currently a Financial Management Specialist at the U.S Embassy in Islamabad and has served as chapter president since August 2011.
After realizing the vital role that fraud examiners can play in reducing, preventing and detecting fraud, Haider decided to pursue the CFE credential.
What goals would you like to help the chapter accomplish during your time on the board?
I have two main goals:
1. That all major organizations in Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, and its surrounding areas have CFEs (including government departments, foreign missions, non-government organizations and private entities).
2. That we deliver fraud-related trainings by collaborating the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan, the Institute of Internal Auditors Islamabad Chapter and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.
What are the benefits of serving as a chapter leader?
Leading the chapter is a great opportunity to serve the nation. I have earned a great respect among professionals in related fields. It gives me an immense pleasure when I discuss the ACFE with senior professionals as well as young professionals to make them realize the importance of the anti-fraud profession. Networking is also a great benefit while working as a chapter leader.
What advice do you have for other chapter leaders?
Better communication among chapter leaders would be very helpful in sharing ideas for future progress.
What do you like to do for fun in your spare time?
I love visiting new places during my holidays, it refreshes my energy.
Besides my work at the embassy, I feel great pleasure interacting with new people who show interest in joining ACFE. I spend one to two hours every day chatting and emailing with professionals as well as posting about fraud-related topics for ACFE members.