Data Se­cu­rity Coun­cil of In­dia (DSCI) ap­points Nand­ku­mar Sar­avade as new CEO


Data Se­cu­rity Coun­cil of In­dia (DSCI) Board an­nounced ap­point­ment of Nand­ku­mar Sar­avade as the Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer (CEO) of the or­ga­ni­za­tion. He will be join as a full-time CEO on July 1, 2015 and will be based in the DSCI New Delhi of­fice. He will take over from the cur­rent of­fi­ci­at­ing CEO, Ms. Rama Vedashree, VP NASS­COM.

R. Chan­drashekhar , pres­i­dent, NASS­COM , an­nounc­ing his ap­point­ment said, “We are de­lighted to an­nounce Mr Sar­avade ’ s ap­point­ment as CEO of DSCI. His rich ex­pe­ri­ence will add im­mense value to the in­dus­try. Since the in­cep­tion in 2008, DSCI has been lead­ing cy­ber se­cu­rity and pri­vacy pro­tec­tion ini­tia­tives in the coun­try through pol­icy ad­vo­cacy, thought lead­er­ship, aware­ness and build­ing ca­pac­ity of se­cu­rity pro­fes­sion­als and also law en­force­ment agen­cies. We see Sar­avade’s ex­pe­ri­ence con­tribut­ing sig­nif­i­cantly to tak­ing these to a next level, as the or­ga­ni­za­tion grows.”

“I am ab­so­lutely de­lighted to join DSCI at this ex­cit­ing time,” said Nand­ku­mar Sar­avade , the in­com­ing CEO of DSCI. He added, “I have been as­so­ci­ated with NASS­COM and DSCI for a long time and have wit­nessed DSCI emerg­ing as a most cred­i­ble and com­mit­ted body for el­e­vat­ing data se­cu­rity and pri­vacy pro­tec­tion stan­dards in In­dia. It is a very chal­leng­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity given the cur­rent en­vi­ron­ment on cy­ber se­cu­rity and I am com­mit­ted to tak­ing DSCI for­ward.”

Nand­ku­mar Sar­avade was, un­til re­cently, work­ing as an in­de­pen­dent ad­vi­sor on fraud and se­cu­rity to Ernst & Young (EY) and ICICI Bank.

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