Atlanta 2018 Panellist
Almir Hadzialjevic serves as the Vice President of Enterprise Risk & Security at Aaron’s, Inc., a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions with over 1,700 stores in 47 states and Canada. Almir primarily oversees the strategy and governance of the Company’s information security program, physical security, and strategic risk management. Almir’s strong business acumen and extensive background in the areas of technology, information security, and privacy allows him to deftly administer a comprehensive security program within the Company while simultaneously utilizing his refined skill set in audit, compliance, and risk management to provide strategic recommendations to the Company in the context of sound business solutions.
Prior to serving as Vice President, Enterprise Risk & Security, Almir served as the Director of IT Compliance, Information Security & Privacy where he pioneered the design and implementation of the Company’s security and privacy program.
Prior to joining Aaron’s, Almir worked for Ernst & Young, LLP as part of its Advisory Services- Information Security Center of Excellence practice, where he advised Fortune 500 clients in developing and maturing their enterprise technology and security strategies and compliance frameworks.
Almir received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University and a Master of Business Administration from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition to his degrees, Almir holds multiple professional designations, including Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).Almir is fluent in the languages of English, German, Bosnian, and Spanish.