Talal Darras

Talal is leading the Strategic Risk Consulting (SRC) Practice within Marsh Advisory in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). SRC covers Enterprise Risk Management, Business Resilience and Cyber Risk Consulting.

Talal led several Risk & Resilience projects across MENA to raise organisation’s resilience maturity through effectively anticipating, responding and adapting to incremental change and disruptive events. He Implemented preventive and corrective controls to minimise Business Interruption and Operational Disruptions across multiple industries and geographies. Talal articulated global / regional and industry risks into organization specific C-Suite discussions, leading to identification and management of top corporate risks

Before joining Marsh, Talal worked as Head of Business Continuity / Corporate Resilience at Dubai Airports. He implemented Business Continuity & Crisis Management System in line with ISO 22301 and other local standards following the PDCA cycle. He also conducted Corporate Risk Reviews related to incident / crisis management and operational disruption. Conducted Business Impact Analysis / Operational Impact Analysis, identified key BC Strategies and implemented Business Continuity Plans.

Extensive experience in:

  • Risk & Resilience Governance
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Design and Implementation
  • Organizational / Operational Resilience
  • Disruption Management / Business Continuity Management
  • Emergency Response / Incident Management / Crisis Management
  • Cyber Security / Information Security
  • Supply Chain Risk & Resilience

Previous professional experience:

  • Head Airports Business Continuity & Corporate Resilience I Dubai Airports
  • Manager – Enterprise Risk Services I Deloitte & Touche M.E, Abu Dhabi
  • Senior Consultant I IT Risk & Assurance Services I Ernst & Young, Amman


  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, Indiana University – Bloomington, IN, USA
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)