Data Security Council of India (DSCI) has named Nandkumar Saravade its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will be take charge from the current officiating CEO, Rama Vedashree, VP NASSCOM; Saravade’s new role is effective from 1st July 2015.
Saravade was working as an independent advisor on fraud and security to Ernst & Young (EY) and ICICI Bank. Before that, he worked for Citibank as the South Asia head of security, investigation, and vigilance.
During 2008-2011 Saravade served as General Manager, Financial Crime Prevention Group, ICICI Bank. The ex-IPS officer also served in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for seven years and West Bengal Police for six years.
R.Chandrashekhar, President, NASSCOM speaking on the appointment said, “We are delighted to announce 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. He further 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.”
DSCI is an important Self-Regulatory Organization for data protection in India, setup by NASSCOM to promote data protection, develop security and privacy best practices, and encourage the Indian industries to implement the same.