TOP 100 CSOs IN INDIA 2023

Kotaru Venkata Sivaji

Company- The Ramco Cements Limited


Kotaru Venkata Sivaji is the Head Of Security at The Ramco Cements Limited- The Ramco Cements Ltd (Formerly Madras Cements Ltd) is India’s leading cement company offering “Right Product for Right Application” through innovative cement and cement products. The Ramco Cements Limited (Revenue: ₹5300 crores) commissioned its first cement plant in 1961 with a capacity of 200 TPD (Tons per day) and since then has increased the number of cement plants to 11 (five integrated plants and six grinding units) and cumulative cement production capacity to over 20 MTPA (Million Tons per annum). One packing plant with a capacity of 120 tonnes per hour, one Ready Mix Concrete Plant, and a Dry Mix Mortar Plant have also been established by the company.

Shyamal Bhattacharya

Company- Emami Ltd


Shyamal Bhattacharya is the DGM – leading IT Infra & Security at Emami Ltd. Emami Ltd is a leading Indian FMCG Company engaged in manufacturing & marketing personal care & healthcare products.

Jagmohan S.

Company- Sukoon Insurance


Jagmohan S. is the CISO at Sukoon Insurance. Senior Information Security Practitioner / CISO having vast experience in bringing Technology and business closer in order to align them and complement each other in achieving common business goals and satisfying multiple stakeholders’ expectations appropriately.

Hiren Pandya

Company-  Reliance Nippon Life Insurance


Mr. Hiren Pandya works with Reliance Nippon Life Insurance as Chief Information Security Officer, leading InfoSec, responsible for Information and Cyber Security Governance, Policies, Compliance, Awareness, Risk & Audit Management, Managed Services & Operations, Business Continuity Planning & Disaster Recovery drills, Management Reporting. A seasoned and accomplished professional in Information & Cyber Security domain, aligning information security programs with enterprise vision making it a business enabler, and building a vigorous, reliable, and resilient tech-centric environment.

Rakesh Jain

Company-  JK Cement Ltd


Rakesh Jain is the Chief Security Officer at JK Cement Ltd.- JK Cement Ltd is one of India’s leading manufacturers of Grey Cement and the third largest White Cement manufacturer in the World. Over four decades, the Company has partnered with India’s multi-sectoral infrastructure needs on the strength of its product excellence, customer orientation, and technology leadership. JK Cement’s operations commenced with commercial production at its flagship grey cement unit at Nimbahera, Rajasthan in May 1975.

Sanjay Kumar Tiwari

Company- ICICI Securities


Sanjay Kumar Tiwari is the CISO at ICICI Securities. He has established, coordinated, and managed all aspects of Information Technology and Cyber security and IT governance & IT security.
Digital adoption, Infra Management, DB Management, service delivery, PMO, DC Systems, and Infra.
Budgeting, provisioning, and Tech procurement.
Setup of SOC with different tools and process framework.
Digital initiative and technology Infra setup.


Company- Torrent Power


Brig DS Grewal is the head of security at Torrent Power. He is an Experienced Head Of Security with a Power Company for the last three years and has a demonstrated history of working in the utility industry. Skilled in Operations Management, Personnel Management, Strategic Planning, Business Development, and Team Building. Strong military and protective services professional graduated from Govt College, Chandigarh.

Mohd. Imran

Company-L&T Financial Services


Mohd. Imran is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at L&T Financial Services. He is a seasoned IT and Information Security leader with over 20 years of strong experience in efficiently managing Information Technology, Enterprise Information Security, and leading digital transformation across the enterprise. Strong believer and practitioner of creating IT strategies, identifying and exploiting synergies and designing and roll-out road-maps to meet and exceed business goals.

Mandev Bhullar

Company- Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited


Mandev Bhuller is the Chief security officer at Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited. BHEL is one of India’s largest engineering and manufacturing enterprises in the energy and infrastructure sectors and a leading power equipment manufacturer globally. BHEL serves the core sectors of the economy and provides a comprehensive portfolio of products, systems, and services to customers in the power, transmission, transportation, renewables, water, defense & aerospace, oil & gas, and industry.

Avinash Dharmadhikari



Avinash Dharmadhikari is the Chief Information Security officer at Persistent systems ltd. He is a transformational Leader offering 22+ years of multicultural experience in administering complex/global information security, cyber security program & projects, service delivery, solution design & deployment, steering processes transformation, and leading & training voluminous teams across IT/ITES industries aligning to ever-changing business needs.

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