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Who We Are

Carlyle Square Consultancy (CSC) is a unique risk and finance boutique consultancy firm for Financial Services established by a Senior Ex. Central Banker and Regulator, Board Member and Senior Advisor, Mr. Tariq Javed, serving the Middle Eastern Market. CSC challenges traditional Big 4 consulting firms by providing a range of perspectives to spark change through leading-edge management consulting as well as technology, design and digital ventures. We work in a unique collaborative model representing well known and reputable technical firms and experts from USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia who combinedly have over 500+ years of relevant experience. We work throughout all levels of the client organization to deliver results that help our clients to grow and thrive, all served under one roof of CSC.

Risk and Finance Consultancy
Treasury and Capital Market
Strategic Consultancy
Fintech Regtech Suptech


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Our Experience

Founder and CEO Mr. Tariq Javed is an experienced ex. Central Banker, Regulator, Board Member, Senior Advisor, Harvard alumni and a Canadian Chartered Accountant and a CPA with an overall central bank and regulatory experience of 33 years and audit experience of 18 years in the private and government sectors. During this period, Mr. Javed has contributed to the development of Saudi Banking and Capital Market Laws and Regulations and the introduction and implementation of Basel I, II and III in the Banking Sector.

Maurice Gorman Financial Sector Strategic Advisor

Gary Storer Risk and Compliance Consultant

Mark Dougherty Risk Consultant

Saket Modi Accounting Consultant

Asif Amjad Corporate Strategic Advisor

Mr. Salman Ahmed Ex. PWC Partner, Board Member

Our people support organisations to build capabilities, develop leaders and drive cultural transformations in support of stronger Financial Institutions. We create sustainable impact and performance improvement in companies, through operational, organisational, digital and advanced technologies. We enable organisations to deliver lasting change by working with them to accelerate execution, develop leaders and equip them with necessary tools.

What We Do

We help our clients

  • Prepare for success
  • Align leadership and organisation
  • Build execution, technical and leadership capability
  • Manage implementation programs
  • Manage performance and
  • Build a continuous improvement engine

Professional Consulting Services

Our exceptional consultancy services span the following areas.

Risk and Finance Consultancy

  • Basel 4
  • Risk and Rating Model Development and Validation
  • Risk Appetite, Strategy and Governance
  • Pillar I and II automation
  • Basel, FSB and SAMA new rules and regulations
  • IFRS implementation
  • External Audit
  • Internal Audit outsourcing
  • ESG and Investor Relations
  • Thematic inspections for Regulators

Treasury and Capital Markets

  • IBOR Reforms
  • Contingency Funding Planning
  • Liquidity Planning
  • IPO preparation
  • SUKUK issuance
  • Capital issuance

Strategic Consultancy

  • New Banks/Finance Companies/Insurance Companies application
  • New Banking Vision
  • Digital Banking strategy
  • Fintech Payment firms
  • Fintech Lending firms
  • Latest Innovations
  • Target Acquisitions


  • CSC catalogue 2021 (Click Here)
  • Customised Webinars
  • Self paced online learning modules
  • Public courses
  • Inhouse courses
  • Programs and Certifications

Fintech, Regtech and Suptech

  • IFRS 9 model validation tool
  • ICAAP/ILAAP development tool
  • End to End Risk Calculation Engine
  • AML/CTF tool
  • Anti Fraud tool
  • Core Banking Solutions
  • Settlement and Reconciliation tool
  • Liquidity tool
  • IRRBB tool
  • VAT tool
  • Mobile Banking apps
  • Housing tools

Our Clients

Our clients are diversified across the financial sector namely Domestic Banks, Foreign Bank Branches, Insurance Companies, Finance Companies, Exchange Companies, Authorised Persons, Mutual Funds, Central Banks and Regulators. Some of our clients are

Our Partners


Contact Us

For all enquiries, or to simply speak to someone from our team, you can reach us with the following details. Alternatively, you can complete the enquiry form below, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


Flat 8, Building 98,
Road 405, Block 104 HIDD,
Muharraq, Bahrain

+966 505271244