Top 60 CISO Appointments in 2019

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Top 60 CISO Appointments in 2019 - CIO&Leader

The year 2019 witnessed key CISOs moving to different companies or taking up new positions within the same company. Presenting to you a list of 60 such CISOs...

December 2019

  • Amit Jaokar moved to Nkgsb Bank as CDO & CISO from Motilal Oswal Financial Services where he worked as CTO. He has also been NEXT100 Winner in 2016.
  • Jagadish Namboodiri was appointed Director of Cyber Security at GE Transportation. Earlier, he was Senior Manager - Information Security Services at Philips.
  • Kiran Belsekar joined Aegon Life as VP - Information Security. Prior to this, he worked as SVP - Head Information Technology & Cyber Security at ENAM.
  • Ravi Hirolkar moved to HighRadius as CISO from EXL where he served as VP2 - Leader of Cyber Security, Information Security, Data Privacy & Business Continuity.
  • Suchit Doshi was appointed Business Information Security Officer (BISO) at Citi. Before this, he was CISO (India Business) & Country Lead for Cyber & Information Security at Barclays.

November 2019

  • Aditya Khullar moved to IndiGo as Senior Manager - Risk Management from Oyo where he worked as Head of Cyber Security. He has also been NEXT100 Winner in 2018.
  • Gagandeep Singh was appointed VP & Group CISO at Parkway Pantai. Prior to this, he was VP at Aujas.
  • Kumar Sachwani took up the role of VP & CISO (India) at Barclays. Earlier, he was VP - Technology Risk at the same company.
  • Nikhil Raj joined Goals101 Data Solutions as SVP & CISO. Prior to this, he was VP & Principal Consultant - IS at Eupheus Learning.
  • Sridhar Govardhan was appointed Senior Director & Head - Information Security at Flipkart. He came from Wipro where he worked as CISO.
  • Srinath Kamath A was appointed CISO at Karnataka Bank. Earlier, he was DGM at the same company.
  • Vikas Yadav joined Nykaa as CISO. Earlier, he worked in the same capacity at Max Life Insurance Co.

October 2019

  • Amol Tayade was appointed CISO at Scotiabank. Before this, he was at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank where he served in the same capacity.
  • Bharat Panchal joined FIS as Chief Risk Officer - India, Middle East & Africa. Immediately prior to this, he was at National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) as SVP & Head - Risk Management & Compliance.
  • Fal Ghancha moved to DSP Mutual Funds as VP & CISO from Aegon Life Insurance Co where he worked in the same capacity. He has also been NEXT100 Winner in 2014.

September 2019

  • Harshal Harbak was appointed CISO at IDBI Federal Life Insurance Co. Prior to this, he was at Reliance Home Finance where he worked in the same capacity.
  • Prateek Mishra joined as CISO at IIFL Wealth. He moved from IDBI Federal Life Insurance Co where he worked in the same capacity.
  • Shailendra Fuloria moved to Nagarro as CISO from Eaton where he served as Manager, Product Cybersecurity.

August 2019

  • Archie Jackson joined Incedo as Senior Director & Head - IT & IS. Immediately prior to this, he was AVP - Technology/Information Security at Genpact. He has also been NEXT100 Winner in 2011.
  • Nilesh Gade moved to Bekaert as CISO from Aditya Birla Idea Payment Bank where he served in the same capacity.
  • Satyavathi Divadhari was appointed Director of Cyber Security - NTS at News Corp. Earlier, she was Director - Cyber Security at Cognizant.
  • Shashank Bajpai moved to Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India as CISO from Acko General Insurance Co where he worked in the same capacity.

July 2019

  • Mihir Joshi was appointed AVP & Head - Cyber Security & GRC at Ares India. Prior to this, he was AVP & CISO at DSP Mutual Fund.
  • Rajesh Nandkarni moved to CDSL India as CISO from Marketplace Technologies where he worked as DGM - Information Security.
  • Ram Kumar G joined Nissan Motor Corporation as Business Information Security Officer. He moved from Philips where he served as Regional Information Security Officer - Indian Subcontinent. He has also been NEXT100 Winner in 2018.
  • Sanjeev Kaushik was appointed CISO at Vistara. Prior to this, he was AVP & CISO at Clix Capital.
  • Umesh Kumar took up the role of AVP & Head - Information Security at HCL Infotech. Before this, he was GM & Tower Head - Information Security at the same company.
  • Vijay Raghav joined Barclays as Director - Chief Security Office. Earlier, he was Head of Cyber Security at HSBC.

Pic: Some CISOs who have also been NEXT100 Winners moved to different companies in 2019

June 2019

  • Manikant R Singh was appointed CISO at DMI Finance. Earlier, he was associated with Orbis Financial as Head - IT & CISO.
  • Nathan NV promoted to SVP & CISO at Equitas Small Finance Bank. Earlier, he was VP & CISO at the same company.
  • Pawan Chawla joined Future Generali India Life Insurance Co as CISO. He moved from Lucideus where he was Partner - Enterprise Customer Service.
  • Sibayan Das was appointed CISO & Manager - Information Security at IFB Industries. Prior to this, he was Account Security Officer at DXC Technology.
  • Vijayendran Sridharan moved to Capillary Technologies as CISO & DPO from SirionLabs where he worked in the same capacity.

May 2019

  • Amit Pradhan was appointed EVP - Technology Security, CTSO & Chief Privacy Officer at Vodafone Idea. Prior to this, he was SVP - Technology Security, CTSO & Chief Privacy Officer at Vodafone.
  • G Venkataraman joined ESAF Bank as CISO. Earlier, he was AGM & CISO at Karur Vyasa Bank.
  • Harshad Mengle moved to Future Group as CISO from Capgemini Sogeti India where he served as Director - Cyber Security.
  • Jacxine Fernandes was appointed VP & Group CISO at Adani Group. Prior to this, he was Group Enterprise Risk Director at Zain.
  • Mohd. Shadab Siddiqui joined Hotstar as its Head of Information Security, Privacy & Trust. Previously, he was associated with Ola as its Head of Information Security & Senior Director.
  • Prashant Dhanodkar took up the role of CISO & DVP at SBI General Insurance. Earlier, he was CISO & AVP at the same company.
  • Sreejesh Madonandy was appointed CISO at Amazon Pay India. Earlier, he was Principal Program Manager & Head of Tech Governance & Compliance at the same company.

April 2019

  • Dinesh Kamble took up a new role as VP - Information Security at IDFC First Bank. Before this, he was Associate Director - II (Risk - Information Security) at the same company.
  • Inderjeet Singh joined Cognizant as Director of Corporate Security. Previously, he was Chief Security Officer at BT.
  • Nitin Gaur promoted to Senior Director - Information Security at Omega Healthcare Management Services. Earlier, he was Director - Information Security at the same company.
  • Sakshi Vidur was appointed Head - Information Security for Asia Pacific at Yum! Brands. Earlier, she was Cyber Security Leader - KFC APAC.
  • Srihari Kotni promoted to VP & CISO at Jio. Earlier, he was AVP & CISO at the same company.
  • Tarun Kumar was appointed CISO (Nissan Digital) & Deputy Global CISO (Nissan Motor Corp) at Nissan Motor Corporation. Earlier, he served as Executive Director at Cipher Managed Security Services.

March 2019

  • Ambuj Bhalla was appointed Director - IT Security & CISO at IndiGo. Previously, he was at Bharti Airtel as Senior Manager - IT SCG.
  • Deepak Kalambkar joined SafexPay as AVP - Infrastructure & CSO. Prior to this, he was at Marvel Data Services as Head - IT & CISO.
  • Ganesh Viswanathan moved to Aithent as SVP - PMO & CISO from Quatrro where he worked as SVP & Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer. He has also been NEXT100 Winner in 2018.
  • Kuldeep Kaushal promoted to SVP - Information Security & Global CISO at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. Previously, he was VP - Information Security & Global CISO at the same company.
  • Rajiv Sharma was appointed AVP & Global Head - IT & IS at SLK Software. Earlier, he was Group Head - Global Network Ops & Security at Wipro.
  • Ravi Srivastava joined Manipal Health Enteprises as CISO. Previously, he was SOC Lead at IBM.
  • Siddharth Durbha took up the role of Associate Director - Risk Consulting at KPMG India. Earlier, he was Manager - Risk Consulting at the same company.

February 2019

  • Jobin Akkara was appointed CISO at Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Co. Prior to this, he was AGM - IT & CISO at Catholic Syrian Bank.
  • Lopa Mudraa Basuu joined Nissan Motor Corporation as Global Head – Cyber Security, Risk Governance & Compliance. Previously, she was Global Director – IT Risk Operations at Ocwen Financial Solutions.
  • Pankaj Thakkar moved to American Express as Information Security Risk Expert - Global Services Group from Birlasoft where he worked as DGM - Information Security Compliance & Governance.

January 2019

  • Amarjeet K joined Star Health & Allied Insurance Co as CISO. Prior to this, he was Principal Consultant at Oziel Consulting.
  • Aniruddha Chaudhuri took up the role of SVP, CISO & Group Head - Risk & Audit at Thomas Cook India. Earlier, he served as VP & Group Head - Risk & Audit at the same company.
  • Roshita Singh joined Fidelity Investments as Director - Information Security Office (Enterprise Cyber Security). Prior to this, she was Manager - Threat, Vulnerability & Compliance (Assurance) at Unilever.
  • Sumeet Parashar was appointed Group VP - Information Security at ABB. Earlier, he was Senior Director - Information Security at Target Corporation.

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