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Nandkumar Saravade to Lead DSCI as the New CEO

Bangalore: Data Security Council of India (DSCI) announces that Nandkumar Saravade has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the organization. He will be joining as a full-time CEO with effect from July 1, 2015 and will be working from DSCI New Delhi office. He will take over from the current CEO, Rama Vedashree, Vice President, NASSCOM.

Announcing the appointment, R. Chandrashekhar, President of NASSCOM says, “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, leadership, awareness and building capacity of security professionals and also law enforcement agencies. We see Mr. 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,” says Nandkumar Saravade, the newly appointed CEO of DSCI. “I have been associated with NASSCOM and DSCI for a long time and have witnesses DSCI emerging as the most credible and committed body for evaluating 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,” he added.

Mr. Saravade holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad as well as a Master’s Degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He served with the Indian Police Service (IPS) till 2008. His last assignment in the IPS was Director, Cyber Security and Compliance, NASSCOM. His role involved formulation of policies on cyber security and privacy, capacity building for law enforcement, advising NASSCOM members on incident response management and organizing mass awareness campaigns on cyber security.
Until recently, he was working as an independent advisor on fraud and security to Ernst & Young and ICICI Bank. He was also a General Manager at Financial Crime Prevention Group of ICICI Bank, where he was responsible for fraud risk management, internal investigations, vendor due diligence and regulatory reporting for the Bank. He has also served as the South Asia Head of Security, Investigation and Vigilance function for Citibank till September 2013.

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