Dharmesh Rathod

Dharmesh Rathod CISO

Adani Group

Information Security leader with more than 19 years of progressive responsibility.  Presently associated as the “Chief Information Security Officer” (CISO) at Adani Group, India’s eminent business-house with leadership in sectors including Ports, Logistics, Power, Coal & Mining, Agro & Real Estate. Has been associated in past stints with similar conglomerate business group, Oil & Gas MNC and India’s top financial institution.

Effective in transforming security programs for increased effectiveness and in developing clear alignment to the organizations designed risk profile.

Global, Large Enterprise experience developing strategic solutions to  mitigate business risk, manage talent, and in securing and managing critical infrastructure supporting business mission critical functions and initiatives. Profound Information Security professional diversified in the field of Infrastructure Security, SOC operations, Application Security, Audits, and Compliances & Regulations.

Have pioneered global assignments in area of IT Infrastructure & Technology Project Delivery / Strategy, Business Transformations, Information Security, Merger & Acquisitions, Vendor Alliance, IT Procurement, Innovations & New technology evaluation / Architecture, and IT Centre of Excellence.

Significant experience in building, assessing and running Information Security programs in accordance to relevant frameworks and controls (ISO 27001/27002, SOX & COBIT).

Standardization and Consolidation has always been the self -mantra adopted and driven team to make the most by aligning these two key aspects within business goals. With a positive attitude of pulling up sleeves during crisis situations emphasizes that basics about being a strong pillar while climbing the career ladder – never let team be weak, instead conserve them and will find wise amalgamation of basic and strategic– two skills one would want to excel and become a leader.

Honoured by “CIO100 Ones to Wach Honoree – 2012” – IDG India, holds merit of being featured in several IT magazine cover stories, eminent speaker at global and domestic platforms and author of several articles in the area of IT and Cyber Security.

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