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TOP 80 CSOs IN INDIA 2023

Prashant Deshpande

Company- Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited

LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/prashant-deshpande-92135374

Prashant Deshpande is the CISO and CDO of Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited-the country’s biggest retail NBFC offering credit solutions for commercial vehicles, two-wheeler loans, car loans, home loans, gold loans, personal and small business loans. We are part of the 43-year-old Shriram Group, a financial conglomerate that has emerged as a trusted partner in creating transformative experiences and lasting impressions in customers’ lives.

Ranjeet Rai

Company-Abbott

LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/ranjeet-rai-7645085

Ranjeet Rai is the Head – Cybersecurity at Abbott. With more than 18 years of work experience, he has successfully led different disciplines of Cybersecurity for large multinationals in Healthcare, Retail and Consulting industries with a high level of ethics and skills. He has a security evangelist and is recognized among the top 50 Cybersecurity influencers across the world. I have been fortunate to share my professional experience among industry leaders on leading IT/Security platforms and honored to receive multiple awards and recognition in the domain.

Abhishek Bansal

Company-Max Life Insurance Company Limited

LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/bansalabhishek

Abhishek Bansal is a professional with experience in Regulatory & Compliance Management, Policy Advocacy, and Strategic Planning. Strengths include Policy Research and Analysis.

Key interest areas include Data Privacy, Cyber Security, Skill & Capacity Building, Internet Safety, Education, Technology, and Business Innovations

Colonel SR Kiran

Company-ABB

LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/colonel-sr-kiran-bb466420

Colonel SR Kiran is an experienced security and investigations leader influencing region, country, category, and functional management on all security-related matters overseeing the implementation of security programs across the region in the area of crisis management planning, investigations, supply chain security, brand protection/anti-counterfeit, workplace security, travel security, personnel security, executive and event protection.

V Sundaramoorthy Venkataraman

Company-ASHOK LEYLAND DEFENCE SYSTEMS LIMITED

LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/v-sundaramoorthy-venkataraman-2b888261

v sundaramoorthy venkataraman is the chief security officer at Ashok Leyland. He is a hard-working, sincere, and devoted Vigilance Officer with over 17 years of exemplary service in defense and 14 years of rich industrial experience in various world-class cement and Automobile companies in the South.

Capt. Neeraj Gupta

Company-Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/capt-neeraj-gupta-42389758

Capt. Neeraj Gupta is the CHIEF MANAGER(VIGILANCE) at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. A highly self-motivated, organized, and hard-working security specialist with several years of experience in the field of security with a proven ability to ensure the safety and security of people in the workplace by establishing and providing procedures and policies for a safe environment. I possess strong leadership skills and have led teams of employees to success. A quick learner with excellent analytical and organizational abilities that help me plan my work according to specific deadlines effectively as well as independently. Currently looking for new opportunities in the security field which offers opportunities to expand my professional development as well as personal growth

Santosh Namby Chandran

Company- Indian Railways

LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/santoshnc

Santosh Namby Chandran is the DIG cum Chief Security Commissioner, Southern Railway at INDIAN RAILWAYS. As a Civil Servant who has been trained as a scientist, I have the best of both worlds. Doing a research Master’s at Salim Ali School of Ecology, enforced training with discipline. Joining the Railways, reinforced this discipline with service.

Dealing with hundreds of staff has made me an expert in Human Resources Management. Have conducted multiple recruitments to date and was a member of numerous committees in HRM.

Deepak GB

Company- Paper Industries Ltd.

LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/deepakgb

Deepak GB is an innovative and Strategic Leader with over several years of experience in IT solutions design, implementation, and maintenance for large organizations, as rich & extensive experience in IT Infrastructure Support, IT Security Infrastructure, Product Support, Project Management, Transition & Process Management, Client Servicing & Team Management. Expertise in enterprise application development, management, deployment, and support as well as Business Analysis and data management. Certified security professional with a strong focus on improving security posture to cope with changing threat landscape.

Niranjan Singh

Company-MRF Tyres Private Limited

LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/niranjan-singh-87a17125

Niranjan Singh is the Chief Security Officer at MRF LIMITED. Performance-driven professional with over 30 years of rich expertise in:
~ Security Management ~ General Administration ~ Public Relations
~ Crime Intelligence & Surveillance ~ Infrastructure Management -Hospitality management ~ CSR Activities ~ Transport Management~ Resource Deployment ~ Liaison & Coordination
• Sound knowledge of Morden Security Systems like Alarm Systems, DFMD, HHMD, XBIS, CCTV, Fencing, Access Control, Pass System, Mob and Riot Control,
• Expertise in investigative techniques, security access technologies with perimeter and electronic surveillance & handling high-technology firearms.

Ramkrishna Jagtap

Company-NTT Global Data Centers and Cloud Infrastructure, India

LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramkrishna-jagtap-0b33632b

Ramkrishna Jagtap is the Security and Safety Head at NTT Global Data Centres. Global Data Centers and Cloud Infrastructure, is the India region of NTT Global Data Centers – a division of NTT Ltd. – the other three regions being Americas, EMEA, and APAC. Our combined global platform is ranked amongst the top three leaders worldwide by IDC MarketScape, with over 160 Data Centers spanning more than 20 countries.

Major Sanjeev Sawant

Company- L & T

LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/major-sanjeev-sawant-4155746

Major Sanjeev Sawant is the Security Head at L&T Business Park. He is an Ex Armed Forces Officer with proven track record of handling some of the most complex situations. An Administrator with hands onn experience in Project Management, Administration, Security, Logistics, Training, and Recruitment. Flexibility and the ability to withstand pressure are his forte.

Rajesh Thapar

Company- Axis Bank

LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajesh-thapar-6110025

Rajesh Thapar is the Chief Information Security Officer at Axis Bank. He is an Experienced Chief Information Security Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Skilled in ISO 27001, IT Strategy, Management, Pre-sales, and Management Information Systems (MIS). Strong information technology professional with a M.Tech focused in Infomation Technology from the University of Hyderabad.

Rajesh Dongre

Company- HDFC ERGO General Insurance

LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajesh-dongre-4653616

Rajesh Dongre is the Chief Information Security Officer at HDFC ERGO General Insurance-a 51:49 joint venture between the Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd. (HDFC), India’s premier Housing Finance Institution, and ERGO International AG the primary insurance entity of the Munich Re Group of Germany. The Company marked the first merger in the General Insurance sector in August 2017, with IRDAI’s approval for the merger of HDFC ERGO General Insurance Co. Ltd. with HDFC General Insurance Ltd. (formerly known as L&T General Insurance Co. Ltd.), and the merged entity, known as HDFC ERGO General Insurance Co. Ltd., is the third largest General Insurance provider in the private sector.

Neeraj Naidu

Company- IDFC FIRST Bank

LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/neerajnaidu

Neeraj Naidu is the Chief Information Security Officer at IDFC FIRST Bank. IDFC FIRST Bank was formed by the merger of erstwhile IDFC Bank, promoted by renowned infrastructure financing institution IDFC Ltd. and leading technology NBFC, Capital First. IDFC FIRST Bank has provided over 30 million loans in its combined history and serves customers in over 60,000 villages, cities, and towns across the length and breadth of the country. The bank believes in making customer-first products and was the first universal bank to offer monthly interest credit on savings accounts, lifetime free credit cards with dynamic and low APR rates, and many other such interesting products.

Sanjay Dhanke

Company- Ruchi Soya

LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanjay-dhakne-425346b3

Sanjay Dhanke is the Security officer at Ruchi soya. With +32 years of experience in security (23.5 years in the Indian navy and +9 years in civil security)  at present he is working in Ruchi Soya industries Gujarat working as a security Head and handling three units of industry Edible oil, Oleo Chemical, and Gurgum plant.

Manish Dave

Company- Aarti Industries Ltd.

LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/manishrdave

Manish Dave is the Head of Information Security at Aarti Industries ltd. A strategic, business-focused leader with over 30 years of experience in the delivery of leading-edge security approaches for a VUCA environment. He is a strategic thinker who can see the big picture and come up with creative solutions to reduce risk exposure and has a strong background in creating and implementing governance frameworks. He is an early adopter of new cybersecurity technologies with a forward-thinking approach. He is a concept chief and an avid contributor to the Infosec domain as a Panel Speaker and additionally via articles, media interviews, etc. at India, APAC, and Global forums.

Raman Narasimhan

Company-Sundaram Finance Limited

LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/raman-narasimhan-1b48428

Raman Narasimhan is the Chief Risk Officer at Sundaram Finance Limited. Specializing in Arbitration, Dispute resolution/litigation support, FCPA, UKBA, PoCA – Anti-bribery / Anti-corruption compliance, Fraud Risk Assessment, Alignment of Anti-fraud program with COSO / ERM, Ethics and Compliance, Investigation, Corporate Intelligence, etc.,

Raghubir Singh

Company-Relaxo Footwears Limited

LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/raghubir-singh-42840016

Raghubir Singh is the Asst. Vice President – IT at Relaxo Footwear Limited. He is An IT professional with 30 years of experience in business Technology Planning & System Management, Strategic IT Planning, ERP -SAP, Mobility, Digital Transformation, Datacenter Operations, IT Security ISO27001, Organizational Transformation through Process automation/Innovation, Application Development (SDLC) Excellent inter-personal, people, and managerial skills, along with effective organizational skills and a strong, self-motivated work ethic.

Pushkal Mishra

Company- Dr. Lal PathLabs

LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/pushkal-mishra-7611a218

Pushkal Mishra is the Chief Information Security Officer & Head of Privacy. Adapt to leading enterprise-level functions such as Information Security, Business Continuity, IT Risk & Governance, and Information Services, for large organizations across the broad spectrum of Insurance, Infrastructure, and IT (Software & Services) domains
-Hands-on experience in defining functional strategy and implementing an objective-based information security program
-Security operations (SOC) mgmt consisting of various security technologies & processes such as SIEM, DLP, CASB, DRM, VA/PT, AV, IPS/IDS, Firewalls, Application & Cloud Security, Exception Mgmt, Information Security Assessments & Audits.

Dr. Niranjan Reddy

Company-Polycab India Limited

LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/nireddy

Dr. Niranjan Reddy is CISO at Polycab India Limited. He is an Information Security Evangelist with more than 23+years of experience in the Information Security domain, Cyber Security, Solution Architect, Threat Hunting, Threat Intelligence, Incident Management/Handling, Vulnerability Assessment/Management, Penetration Testing for Networks, Web Applications, Mobile applications, Firewalls, Cloud security, Servers, Endpoints, SoC management, Red Teaming, Blue Teaming, Cyber Crime Investigations, Corporate Investigations, Data Security, DLP, IS0 27001, HIPAA, GDPR Consulting, Solutioning, Data Security and Data privacy.

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