Committee Executive Panel (CEP) Members

Pankaj Anand

Pankaj Anand is a highly accomplished member of the Committee Executive Panel (CEP) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA). With a wealth of experience as an Infrastructure and Security Professional, he brings a comprehensive understanding of multiple security domains, industry sectors, and large enterprises to the organization. Pankaj’s extensive background encompasses the successful delivery and execution of large-scale security projects across diverse security domains. His career has seen him in various leadership capacities, where he has excelled in areas such as delivery management, program leadership, architectural expertise, strategic consulting, and competency development.

Pankaj Anand’s dedication to the field of cybersecurity and his proven track record in managing and enhancing security across various sectors make him a valuable asset to the GCA. His leadership and expertise contribute significantly to the organization’s mission of advancing cybersecurity practices and protecting digital ecosystems globally. Pankaj’s commitment to excellence and his ability to navigate complex security challenges make him a trusted advocate for cybersecurity within the GCA and the broader cybersecurity community.

Anuj Kulkarni

Anuj Kulkarni, a distinguished member of the Committee Executive Panel (CEP) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA), brings a wealth of expertise and experience in several key domains. Anuj is a seasoned practitioner specializing in Organizational Change Management, Talent Development, Project and Program Management, Design Thinking for Innovation, Corporate Governance, and Sustainability. Beyond his professional endeavors, he is an ardent supporter of the Startup Ecosystem in India, actively engaged as a Mentor and Angel Investor. Anuj’s deep-rooted interest in the field of Cybersecurity and his passion for leveraging technology for societal betterment make him a valuable asset to the GCA community.

Anuj’s distinguished career is underscored by his embodiment of the top 5 Signature CliftonStrengths: Responsibility, Strategic thinking, Arranger, Maximizer, and Ideation. These strengths, combined with his extensive experience and dedication, position him as a prominent figure in the realms of Change Management, Project Management, Design Thinking, Corporate Strategy, and Coaching. Anuj’s contribution to the GCA is invaluable, as he actively collaborates with fellow experts to drive cybersecurity advancements and foster innovation in the field. His multifaceted skill set and commitment to excellence serve as a driving force behind the GCA’s mission to enhance global cybersecurity practices.

Ravi Subbiah

Ravi Subbiah stands as a distinguished Committee Executive Panel (CEP) Member at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA), equipped with an impressive 24-year career in the cybersecurity domain. Currently serving as a CISO Partner and Consulting Partner at Tata Consultancy Services, one of the world’s largest IT services and consulting companies, Ravi brings a formidable blend of experience and expertise to the GCA. With a plethora of certifications including CCISO, CIPM, PgMP, CISM, CEH, and CSQA, he exemplifies dedication to continuous learning and professional growth.

Ravi’s core competencies span a wide spectrum of security domains, including security strategy and solutions, sales, business development, architecture, consulting, process optimization, automation, identity and access management, data security, vulnerability and threat management, risk management, auditing, application security, cloud computing, and more. His role involves collaborating with CXOs and stakeholders to provide tailored security solutions that align with business objectives and market demands. As a leader, he drives excellence in people management, performance, and security program delivery. Ravi’s mission extends to guiding organizations in achieving their security and digital transformation goals while fostering an environment that encourages collaboration, empowerment, and accountability. His passion for security, technology, innovation, and mentoring reflects a commitment to advancing the cybersecurity field and sharing knowledge with others, making him a valuable asset to the GCA and the broader cybersecurity community.

Anil Kumar

Anil Kumar, a distinguished Committee Executive Panel (CEP) Member at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA), brings a forward-thinking perspective to the world of cybersecurity and risk management. Drawing inspiration from the recent G20 summit, which fostered trust and inclusiveness among the G20 nations, Anil Kumar recognizes the pivotal role of international collaboration in shaping the future of cybersecurity. With the newfound reliability and cooperation among nations, he believes that this is an opportune moment for organizations to reimagine their approaches to operational risk and business continuity strategies, particularly in the context of supply chain-intensive processes. Anil Kumar’s unique perspective underscores the importance of a holistic, GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) standpoint in navigating the evolving landscape of cybersecurity and risk management.

As a member of the Committee Executive Panel, Anil Kumar’s insights and commitment to fostering international cooperation and innovation in the field of cybersecurity are invaluable. His vision aligns perfectly with the GCA’s mission to enhance global cybersecurity practices and adapt them to the changing dynamics of the modern world. Anil’s expertise and forward-looking approach position him as a catalyst for positive change in the way organizations approach operational risk and business continuity strategies, ultimately strengthening their resilience in an interconnected global landscape.

Hiral Shah

With over 23 years of invaluable experience in Information Technology and Information Security, Hiral Shah is a distinguished member of the GCA CEP. Hiral brings a wealth of knowledge and strong business acumen to the GCA, making him well-equipped to steer organizations toward technology-based solutions that significantly enhance their business operations. As an ISO 27001 Lead Implementer, CISM, CRISC, and CISA Certified professional, Hiral bridges the gap between business objectives and technology, ensuring that security measures align seamlessly with the broader corporate goals. His expertise is a testament to his ability to unify business vision and performance enhancements, thus propelling companies in the realm of Information Technology and Security.

With hands-on experience, Hiral is well-versed in governing Information Security for large-scale enterprises. He has a remarkable track record of deploying cutting-edge IT security tools and technologies while ensuring strict compliance with standards such as ISO 27001, SOC2, PCI DSS, GDPR, Data Privacy, HITRUST, Cyber Essentials, DLP-CASB, SIEM, GRC, Vulnerability Management, and Incident Management. Currently serving as the Chief Information Security Officer at Dhani (Formerly India Bulls), Hiral Shah is dedicated to fostering a secure digital landscape and ensuring that organizations remain resilient in the face of evolving cyber threats. His leadership and extensive experience make him a valuable asset to the GCA.

Chetan Deva

Chetan Deva, a distinguished member of the Committee Executive Panel (CEP) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA), is a visionary conductor in the ever-evolving landscape of Risk and Cybersecurity. With a masterful touch, he orchestrates a symphony of innovation that resonates across continents, sculpting the very foundations of cybersecurity to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Chetan’s expertise lies in the art of forging strategic alliances within intricate governance structures, creating connections that strengthen the very fabric of security. He is dedicated to breathing life into client relationships, ensuring that their trust and confidence in cybersecurity measures remains unwavering. Each note of his symphony is meticulously crafted, with processes that are not only effective but also efficient, striking the perfect harmony between security and usability, protecting organizations without hindering their progress.

In Chetan’s world, metrics are the musical notes, composed with precision. Every data point forms a part of the score that guides their efforts, providing the insight needed to fortify enterprise risk management objectives. His vision is crystal clear: to fortify and protect the digital landscape where businesses thrive. This isn’t just a job for him; it’s a mission, a commitment to ensuring that cybersecurity always remains at the forefront of every organization’s strategy. Together, we can continue to compose this symphony of security, making the digital world safer for all. Join Chetan in shaping the future of cybersecurity, where innovation and precision are the guiding principles.

Nayan M Hazra

Nayan M Hazra, a distinguished member of the Committee Executive Panel (CEP) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA), brings nearly two decades of expertise in information/cybersecurity and technology risk to the forefront. As a trusted leader and advisor, Nayan plays a pivotal role in helping organizations safeguard themselves against the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats. Currently serving as a Security Partner/Advisor at ANZ, Nayan extends comprehensive cybersecurity guidance to the South Asia region while actively contributing to the formulation of overarching security strategies and policies.

Nayan’s core competencies encompass advisory leadership, enterprise risk management, cyber defense, and threat intelligence. His illustrious career is marked by a consistent track record of delivering effective security solutions that seamlessly align with business objectives and stringent regulatory requirements. Holding the prestigious Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) credential from Carnegie Mellon University, Nayan also boasts a portfolio of multiple certifications in security management, data privacy, architecture, and systems. His unwavering passion for advancing the field of cybersecurity and his commitment to fostering collaboration among fellow professionals are instrumental in achieving collective goals within the industry. Nayan’s invaluable contributions significantly enhance the GCA’s mission to elevate cybersecurity practices and fortify digital ecosystems worldwide.

Shahid Iqubal

Shahid Iqubal is a distinguished member of the Committee Executive Panel (CEP) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA). Holding both MBA and BTech degrees, he boasts a wealth of industry certifications in compliance, networking, and network security, underpinned by an impressive 21 years of honed technical and managerial expertise. Shahid has garnered a reputation for his exceptional project execution, having successfully led numerous multi-million-dollar countrywide IT projects while consistently meeting stringent timelines and quality benchmarks.

His professional journey reflects a versatile skill set that encompasses roles ranging from heading IT operations and overseeing IT design, implementation, and support teams to serving as a security consultant specializing in PCI-DSS, ISO27001, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment. Shahid’s project portfolio boasts the design and implementation of over 200 projects across security, voice, wireless, routing, switching, data center, and consultancy domains. In addition, he exhibits a strong command of cloud technologies, including AWS, GCP, and Azure, further highlighting his adaptability and proficiency in the evolving IT landscape.

Shahid’s responsibilities extend to comprehensive project management, IT infrastructure oversight, services business development, and the management of teams aligned with ITIL standards. He is dedicated to ensuring seamless IT operations management, IT service support and delivery, and unwavering customer satisfaction. His expertise also encompasses providing enterprise IT solutions, vetting low-level designs for enterprise IT projects, and formulating robust information security and ITIL policies and processes for organizations. Shahid’s profound knowledge spans an extensive array of IT products and solutions, encompassing Cisco routers and switches, APIC controllers, Nexus series, security appliances, firewalls, network access control, and a diverse range of network and IT infrastructure technologies. His expert-level skills in routing, switching, network design, data center technologies, network security, and cloud computing make him an invaluable asset to the GCA and the broader cybersecurity community, committed to advancing network security, data protection, and IT service management practices.

Nishikanth Nandiraju

Nishikanth Nandiraju, a distinguished member of the Global Cybersecurity Association’s Committee Executive Panel (CEP), possesses over 19 years of leadership experience in Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, IT Governance, Compliance, and Information Security. He’s known for setting high standards and leading by example. Nishikanth excels in Incident Management, GDPR readiness, and implementing Information Security Controls. He’s established Enterprise Information Security Functions and played key roles in major initiatives, such as Data Center Migration. His proactive approach and commitment to excellence make him a valuable asset to the GCA’s CEP.

Chitrank Shrivastav

Chitrank Shrivastav, a distinguished member of the Committee Executive Panel (CEP) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA), boasts a remarkable career spanning over 18 years, during which he has acquired profound expertise in securing and managing mission-critical infrastructure, particularly industrial control systems. Currently serving as the head of OT security and compliance at Nayara Energy as part of the corporate function, Chitrank leads with an unwavering commitment to enhancing the security posture of operational technologies.

Chitrank’s extensive experience encompasses the management of complex automation and control systems, IT-OT security governance, risk management, and compliance. He holds the esteemed status of a Senior Member at ISA (International Society of Automation), complemented by his certification as an IRCA Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 27001 and a 62443 fundamental specialist. With hands-on experience in developing OT standard baselines in alignment with cybersecurity frameworks such as NIST CSF, 800-53, NERC, and 62443, Chitrank also holds a CISA certification, specifically the 401V for ICS Security Evaluation. His notable contributions extend to roles as an OT Security Program Manager, where he played a pivotal role in establishing automation and control systems, OT security requirements, and their ongoing maintenance. Chitrank possesses a comprehensive understanding of security compliance, risk management, and vulnerability mitigation across both OT and IT domains. His impactful tenure as a CISO included collaboration with the Ministry of Power to maintain a robust cybersecurity framework for organizations, influencing new regulations for power generation entities. Furthermore, Chitrank’s pioneering initiatives in industrial control system (OT) security in India have set industry standards. From deploying defense-in-depth security measures in power generation to managing the deployment of asset visibility and continuous threat detection systems, Chitrank has consistently raised the bar for OT security. His accomplishments also encompass the establishment of a zero-trust architecture within the OT ecosystem and the successful management of ICS security maintenance in operational units. Chitrank brings to the GCA a wealth of knowledge in project management, green/brownfield project execution, SAP MM and PM modules, negotiation, vendor management, budget planning, capital expenditure estimation, team management, and international collaboration within the Asia Pacific region. His dedication and expertise significantly bolster the GCA’s mission to advance cybersecurity practices and protect critical infrastructure worldwide.

Love Mendiratta

Love Mendiratta is a distinguished member of the Committee Executive Panel (CEP) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA), bringing a remarkable wealth of experience and expertise to the cybersecurity field. With a career spanning multiple industries and roles, Love currently serves as the Director of Risk at FIS, a global financial services technology leader. In this pivotal role, he plays a critical part in shaping risk management strategies and strengthening cybersecurity practices. Love’s dedication and leadership contribute significantly to enhancing cybersecurity protocols, ensuring organizations are well-prepared to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of digital threats. His extensive experience as a Business Delivery Leader in the international market further underscores his profound understanding of global cybersecurity challenges and solutions, making him an invaluable asset to the GCA.

Love’s career journey encompasses various key positions, including Manager Information Security at Bunge, where he led cybersecurity initiatives in the APAC region, and Senior Consultant in IT Risk and Assurance at EY, focusing on Gurgaon, India. Additionally, he contributed his expertise as a Senior Associate at Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., with a focus on Information Security Compliance and Audit. Love’s early career featured a role as a Security Specialist at IBM, where he honed his cybersecurity skills. Love is a dedicated professional who holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from The NorthCap University. His educational background, coupled with his extensive industry experience, makes Love Mendiratta a driving force in advancing the GCA’s mission to promote cybersecurity excellence worldwide.

Anindya Chatterjee

Anindya Chatterjee, a valued member of the Committee Executive Panel (CEP) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA), is a dedicated cybersecurity specialist who constantly explores innovative ways to secure organizations from the threats of the future.

With a rich and diverse background in the field, Anindya has served in various critical roles, including Assistant Director of Security Consulting at Ernst & Young Global Consulting Services, where he has been contributing his expertise for over four years. Prior to this, he worked as a Senior Information Security Consultant at Tech Mahindra for five years, gaining invaluable experience in safeguarding information security. Anindya has also played pivotal roles at prominent organizations such as Vodafone, Paladion Network, and Wipro Ltd., where he honed his skills and contributed significantly to the field of cybersecurity.

Anindya’s commitment to securing the digital landscape is underscored by his academic qualifications. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship from Cambridge Judge Business School and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering from West Bengal University of Technology. With a strong foundation in both technology and entrepreneurship, Anindya is well-equipped to address the evolving challenges of cybersecurity, making him an asset to the GCA’s mission.

Praveen Kumar G

Praveen Kumar Gowthamraj is a highly experienced member of the Committee Executive Panel (CEP) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA). With 17.4 years of experience in Telecom, Security, Cloud, IoT, Networking, and IT, Praveen excels in various roles, from testing to service delivery and consulting. He’s passionate about security and aerospace and strives to establish a strong technological foundation while focusing on leadership and business strategies. Praveen’s skills span Network Security, Information Security, Cloud Security, and Application Security. He is committed to accountability and achieving collective success, with a notable achievement in leading a successful proof of concept to a commercial deal. His goal is to enhance quality and customer lead times using his strong design and project management skills.

Mandeep Malik

Mandeep Malik, a dedicated member of the Committee Executive Panel (CEP) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA), is a seasoned Cyber Security and Information Security Professional with a remarkable track record of 17 years in the field. Mandeep’s proficiency lies in the successful execution, planning, and management of Cyber Security initiatives. Throughout his career, he has passionately contributed his expertise to numerous clients and projects spanning the globe. Adept at training and educating internal users on essential Cyber Security procedures and preventive measures, Mandeep specializes in a wide array of critical areas, including Cyber Security assurance, Data leak prevention, Data Security, Privacy Protection, Vulnerability Management, and the prevention of cyber-attacks, particularly within business and corporate settings.

Mandeep’s core qualifications encompass a comprehensive skill set that includes Cybersecurity, Privacy Protection, Data Security, and the improvement of Cybersecurity policies and processes, along with the adoption of Cybersecurity frameworks. His strategic acumen extends to creating strategies to safeguard brands, employees, and senior stakeholders from cyber threats. Furthermore, Mandeep possesses expertise in Cloud Security, Multi-Site-Team Management, IT remediation strategies for regulatory compliance, Risk Assessment, Privacy Impact Analysis, Data Leak Prevention, Threat Intelligence, and Deep Discovery. He is well-versed in conducting Information security audits for both in-house and third-party entities, managing contracts, delivering Cybersecurity awareness training, sending advisories, and defining effective strategies. Mandeep’s excellence in interpersonal and communication skills, combined with his experience as both an individual contributor and team player, further enhances his impact in the realm of Security design and architecture, SOC and MSSP, SIEM, IPS, and Security Incident Management & Response. Mandeep’s outstanding contributions and expertise significantly contribute to the GCA’s mission of advancing global cybersecurity practices and protecting digital landscapes.

Rahul Anand

Rahul Anand, a distinguished Committee Executive Panel (CEP) Member at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA), is a dynamic visionary and strategic leader with over 13 years of exceptional expertise in IT Risk Management and Disaster Recovery. His career journey is marked by a relentless commitment to excellence, particularly in the domains of Cloud Transformation and Delivery Excellence, as well as Data Center Program Management and Optimization.

Rahul is a specialist in Disaster Recovery and IT Service Continuity Management, known for his proficiency in leading large international programs and projects with finesse. With a strong foundation in Project Management and IT Infrastructure Operations Management, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the cybersecurity landscape. Rahul’s expertise spans a wide spectrum, including Disaster Recovery, Cloud Computing, Cloud Strategy, Cloud Transformation, Program Management, Data Center Programs/Projects, and Change Management, making him an invaluable asset to the GCA. His strategic mindset and result-oriented approach are poised to contribute significantly to advancing global cybersecurity practices.

Nipun Rathi

Nipun Rathi is a distinguished member of the Committee Executive Panel (CEP) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA), boasting an impressive background in public policy, design, and management. His multifaceted career spans across governments, corporations, and consultancies, and he excels in the intricate aspects of public policy formulation, adoption, implementation, and monitoring & evaluation. Nipun’s talent for asking incisive questions and his forward-thinking approach are instrumental in his continuous growth and improvement in this field.

In his role as a Business Strategy Formulator, Nipun plays a pivotal part in aligning businesses’ trade, investments, and corporate strategies with government policies. He also actively engages in socio-economic and political management for governments. His ability to manage stakeholders, including industry associations, consulting firms, ministries, departments, and public financial institutions, underscores his effectiveness in policy drafting and implementation. Nipun’s role further extends to addressing industry concerns and suggestions, ensuring that appropriate actions are taken by the relevant authorities. His proficiency in policy research, drafting, and analysis spans across various sectors, from telecom to solar energy, and he actively contributes to policy formulation across ministries. Nipun’s commitment to fostering technological development and economic growth in India, along with his passion for leveraging businesses and economic policies for public welfare, makes him a valuable asset to the GCA and the global cybersecurity community.

Rohit Sood

Rohit Sood, a distinguished Committee Executive Panel (CEP) member of the Government Affairs Committee at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA), carries an impressive 27-year of career in high-technology sectors. His global exposure and expertise in multicultural environments have been pivotal in establishing businesses from scratch for prestigious companies such as role Nicholas Piramal, Kaspersky, Trend Micro, Hitachi, Juniper, Micro Focus, Ericsson, Thales, Philips

With a wealth of experience in driving technology strategy, managing greenfield startups, and overseeing complex projects, Rohit demonstrates proven capabilities in program management, bid/tender processes, and contract and account management. His passion for delivering business results, coupled with excellent leadership and communication skills, makes him an invaluable asset to the GCA CEP. Rohit’s extensive network and relationships with key stakeholders in government, defense, telecom, and corporate sectors enrich the committee’s strategic focus. Currently spearheading initiatives for multinational organizations and Make in India companies, Rohit actively contributes to establishing business ventures across PAN India and South Asian countries, solidifying his role as a dynamic force within the GCA.

Sqn Ldr Ayush Malhotra

Ayush Malhotra, a distinguished member of the Committee Executive Panel (CEP) within the Government Affairs Committee at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA), brings a diverse and rich tapestry of experiences to the table. His journey, encompassing roles in hospitality and the Indian Air Force, reflects adaptability, dedication, and a profound curiosity about the transformative potential of technology in shaping our future.

During his tenure in hospitality, Ayush showcased a commitment to crafting memorable experiences, while his years in the Indian Air Force not only molded his leadership skills but also instilled a deep sense of duty and foresight. Ayush’s deliberate and thoughtful approach, now as a CEP member, extends to harnessing cutting-edge technology and fostering a culture that values innovation with a human touch. His focus on the responsible implementation of technology aligns with a vision to steer progress towards a future where innovation seamlessly integrates with societal well-being. Ayush is passionate about providing cybersecurity training to people in the defense sector, showcasing his dedication to enhancing cybersecurity awareness and skills within this critical domain. His aspiration is to be at the forefront of guiding technology’s evolution within his sphere of influence, leveraging diverse experiences to advocate for an ethos where technological advancements merge with conscientious responsibility towards society.